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.