“On the drive back down into town Lloyd wanted to show me something at the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), where some of his old war artifacts were stored. He told me he’d shot a Japanese soldier in the eye. When he went back to the area where he’d killed this man the next day, there were locals who had cut off his head.”– Alec Soth’s Search for the World’s Oldest Tree.
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This image: A knife belonging to Lloyd Young which had been used by a native islander to decapitate a Japanese soldier the former had shot during WWII. Bishop, CA, USA. 2016 © #AlecSoth/ #MagnumPhotos