Longtime Stars and Stripes photographer Red Grandy poses next to a photograph he took of General Dwight Eisenhower Photo Credit Stars and Stripes

Striper Spotlight: Red Grandy

Francis J. “Red” Grandy 
January 26, 1922 – August 5, 2018 

Francis J. “Red” Grandy was born in 1922 on his family’s dairy farm in Russell, New York. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. After 4 years in service, he studied cinema and photography at the University of Southern California. In 1950, he moved to Europe to work on his master’s degree in cinema. While in Europe, he accepted a job as a photographer for the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and quickly made an impression.

Four months later, he took the iconic photo of a very surprised General Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was told that President Truman had fired General MacArthur. The photo was published all over the world and won multiple awards. Soon after, Grandy was promoted to chief photographer, a position he held for 35 years.

You can learn more about Red by visiting his website at http://redgrandy.com/

This photograph by Striper Red Grandy captured the facial expression of General Eisenhower as he received the news of President Trumans decision to relieve General MacArthur of his command
Red Grandy’s photograph captured the expression on General Eisenhower’s face after he received the news of President Truman’s decision to relieve General MacArthur of his command.

Facebook Video: Red Grandy and the Eisenhower photo

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