Milt Putnam, from Seneca, South Carolina, was a U.S. Navy photographer, who also served in the Vietnam War. Putnam was assigned to take official photographs of several Apollo recoveries: Apollo 8, Apollo 10, and Apollo 11. Putnam, who was stationed on board the U.S.S. Hornet, discusses his experiences chronicling the events of Apollo 11's recovery, and about his career in the Navy.
Putnam's photographs of Apollo 11 were used by news media outlets all across the globe.
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- USHC.5 Demonstrate the impact of Americas global leadership on technological advancements, the transition to a post-industrial society, and ongoing debates over identity in the period 1945present.
- USHC.5.CE Assess the immediate and long-term causes and effects through significant turning points of the Cold War.
- USHC.5.CO Explain the technological developments and economic changes in the U.S. during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras using a comparative analysis.
- USHC.5.E Utilize primary and secondary sources to judge the impact of evolving American foreign policy on American identity and capitalism.