Girl From Iconic Vietnam War ‘Napalm Photo’ Gets Free Laser Surgery



When this image – depicting the true brutality of the Vietnam War – was released, the world was rocked. 

Almost 40 years later, Kim Phuc, the little naked girl in the picture, still suffers from pain from the burns. After a napalm attack – a hot substamce which sticks to bodies, destroying the skin – nine-year-old Kim fled, ripping her clothes from her body leaving her naked, screaming and with burns covering a third of her body.



She has now been offered free laser surgery to help relieve the pain from the burns.

Upon arriving at the specialist burns clinic in Miami, she said:

“So many years I thought that I have no more scars, no more pain when I’m in heaven. But now – heaven on earth for me!”