On May 12, 1975, two weeks after the evacuation of Vietnam, President Gerald R. Ford faced another international crisis: an American cargo ship, the SS Mayaguez, was captured by Khmer Rouge forces off the coast of Cambodia near Kom Pong Som. The drama played out over four days in Cambodia, and inside the White House where life and death decisions were made to end the crisis. I was in the room documenting what happened. My son Byron Hume Kennerly recently interviewed me on video about the incident.

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Sunset as I flew into #losangeles this evening. Nice to be back! @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost ...

The gardens at #lamamounia in #marrakech #morocco Beautiful spot, complete with a tilted palm tree! @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #palmtrees ...

The bar at La Mamounia tonight in #marakesh “The Shining” anyone? @cntrforcreativephoto #morocco #theshining @totallyeffnlost #stephenking #jacknicholson ...

We’re not in Tucson anymore, Toto! (Although you wouldn’t know it looking these cacti on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel). #marrakech #morocco #lamamounia @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost ...

Today in #marrakech @cntrforcreativephoto #morocco @totallyeffnlost ...

Palm tree at night at the #royalmansour hotel in #marrakech #morocco #shotoniphone #hipstamatic @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost ...

The main market in #marrakech #morroco today #shotoniphone #hipstamatic @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost ...

Hint, hint. At the International University of Rabat today. #rabat #morocco @cntrforcreativephoto ...

No diving. A summer scene in #rabat #morocco @cntrforcreativephoto @canonusa #canonusa ...

Photographed a terrific young Moroccan golfer yesterday in Rabat, Rim Imni. Long and short games excellent, no doubt she’ll be a pro. @imnirim @rimimni @cntrforcreativephoto #morocco #rabat #golf ...

Landing in #casablanca @cntrforcreativephoto #morocco Excellent flight on @aircanada @totallyeffnlost @theworldpursuit ...

Towel boy. 11 years ago today, only could happen on #venicebeach #california
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Casa Kennerly today, late afternoon. @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @cntrforcreativephoto #buddha #gregorygrenon ...

From our garden in #losangeles today — I’m sending these to Kevin McCarthy who obviously doesn’t have a set of his own. #kevinmccarthy @totallyeffnlost @gop ...

President Gerald R. Ford would have been 108 years old today. He's with Ansel Adams in his private office in the West Wing in 1975. Ansel's "Clearing Winter Storm" is over the fireplace, the first time that a photograph has hung as art in the White House. I will always miss President Ford and his wise and calm demeanor, likewise Ansel! @cntrforcreativephoto @anseladams #anseladams @sfbpanda @totallyeffnlost @cvn78_grford ...

A few years ago on the beach in #santamonica at #sunset @cntrforcreativephoto #surfers #blackandwhite #california ...

Heeere’s Johnny! Johnny Carson is back and refereeing the @euro2020 final. #euro2020 ...

Sasha this morning in #santamonica #huskies @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #dog @rharbs ...

Three Amigos. @utnicky (Nick Ut), Peter Arnett and I at #songlongrestaurant — until recently I thought we were the last three Pulitzer winners from the Vietnam War, but journalist extraordinaire Elizabeth Becker pointed out that Frances FitzGerald was a Pulitzer Prize winner in the General Non-fiction category for her brilliant book "Fire in the Lake" about Vietnam. Our number is now four and she should be included here. Sorry to say Frances missed a great lunch, and we will endeavor to get her into the next photo! The editors [that would be me] regret the error . . .). @pulitzerprizes @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Reflecting on my excellent day with @potus on the 4th of July. This ghostly self portrait in the Map Room before the president’s speech on the South Lawn of the White House. @schultzinit @totallyeffnlost @chandlerwestphoto @erinscottphoto @cntrforcreativephoto @bobmcneelyphoto ...