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Composition in Black and WhiteThe Life of Philippa Schuyler$
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Kathryn Talalay

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.001.0001

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(p.276) Postlude
Composition in Black and White

Kathryn Talalay

Oxford University Press

On Tuesday morning, May 9, Josephine and George received a cable from Philippa informing them that she would arrive on Friday and on that same day they received a letter from her. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the phone rang and Josephine answered it, startled with the news she heard from the other side of the line, informing her that Philippa had died in a helicopter crash. Josephine screamed and hung up the phone, while George was in the state of shock too, not moving from his chair. The CBS Evening Radio News treated her death as a national story since Philippa was the tenth American correspondent and only the second woman journalist to die in Vietnam. Her mother didn't handle her daughter's death well at all and committed suicide before the first anniversary of Philippa's death. George was left alone and wished to follow his wife and daughter soon, but his agony was prolonged and he lived for another eight years.

Keywords:   Philippa, helicopter crash, death, suicide, Vietnam

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