Lopez, Andrew

Andrew Lopez was born May 10, 1910, in Spain and came to the United States when he was 4.

He won the Medal of Freedom, the highest award that can be bestowed on a citizen, for helping rescue several soliders who had been caught in a German trap in World War II.

At the height of his career, Mr. Lopez worked as a war correspondent in Europe during World War II and his assignments included Italy, Normandy and Germany.

He specialized in sports photography later in his career and covered several World Series and hockey playoffs.

He first worked for United Press, predecessor of UPI, as a “dispatch rider“ running messages, film and correspondence from a news scene to the wire service`s New York headquarters. He began working as a full-time photographer in 1941 in New York City, where he lived most of his life.

 

 

 

 

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