Bobby Muller. Photo by Eddie Adams
“There is an organization for just about every conceivable issue you can come up with. What makes a difference is getting political leadership behind you.” In 1969, Lt. Bobby Muller led an assault up a hill in Vietnam until a bullet hit his back and severed his spinal cord. But the real misery didn't begin until Muller was confined to a veteran's hospital. During his first year, eight people on his ward committed suicide. His experiences there led him to become a leading advocate for veterans' rights. In 1997, Muller led efforts to ban landmines that eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, Muller continues to focus worldwide attention on war's impact on civilians.
PORTRAITS BY EDDIE ADAMS, 2000 / www.speaktruth.org