Fred Branfman


Age: 72

Summary: U.S. international aid worker during the Vietnam War who was one of the first to expose the "Secret War" when USAF bombers had attacked parts of Laos controlled by the Communist North Vietnamese killing thousands of Laotian civilians for years, but who publicly challenged U.S. officials who at first denied the bombing campaign.

Cause of Death: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Born: March 12, 1942

Died: September 24, 2014

Budapest, Hungary