"Crazy Shots:" Meet Ray B., our Vietnam Vet cameraman
It's no accident that "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan took now-retired CBS News cameraman R.A. Bribiesca on her trip to Afghanistan last summer. "Ray B." has not only been covering wars for decades -- he is also a Vietnam vet.
In this video, you'll see how "60 Minutes" got such riveting combat footage from the Afghan-Pakistan border: Ray B. risked his life to capture what he calls "crazy shots" when Lara and the military unit she was traveling with were ambushed by foreign fighters.
Half Native-American, half-Mexican, Ray B. believes his heritage helps keep him safe in a war zone, whether in Afghanistan or El Salvador. "I look like this, so I blend," he says. He also mixes well with soldiers. When Ray B. arrived in Afghanistan to embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he shook hands with soldiers, saying: "Thank you for your service. And that's coming from a Vietnam vet. I was once in your shoes." When the young soldiers saw gunshot scars peeking out from under Ray's shorts, he says they understood: "I'm one of them."
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