In Memoriam: Bernie Boston

Beloved Washington fotog Bernie Boston has passed away.

    Bernie Boston, the photojournalist who captured the iconic image of a young Vietnam War protester placing a flower in the barrel of a rifle held by a National Guardsman, died Tuesday at his home in Basye, Va. He was 74.

    Boston, a former photographer for the Washington Star, the Dayton Daily News and the Los Angeles Times, died from complications of amyloidosis, a rare disease in which abnormal proteins build up in organs and tissues, said his wife, Peggy Boston.