William Tuohy, the well-respected former Newsweek and Los Angeles Times Vietnam War correspondent, died Dec. 31 following open heart surgery in Santa Monica, California. He was 83, and had received the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for international reporting for his Vietnam War coverage for The Times .
“Few correspondents have seen have seen and written more about the war in Vietnam than William Tuohy, ” the Pulitzer judges noted.
Tuohy moved to The Times in 1966 after serving as Newsweek ‘s bureau chief in Saigon. He wound up working for The Times for 29 years. Tuohy served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in 1945-46, according to his LA Times obit .