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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2000 file photo, Associated Press special correspondent George Esper poses in his Boston office. Esper, the tenacious Associated Press correspondent who refused to leave his post in the last days of the Vietnam War, remaining behind to cover the fall of Saigon, has died. He was 79. Esper died in his sleep on Thursday night, his son, Thomas, told the AP on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie, file)

Vietnam journalist George Esper dies at 79

February 3, 2012

George Esper, the tenacious Associated Press correspondent who refused to leave his post in the last days of the Vietnam War, remaining behind to cover the fall of Saigon, has died. He was 79.