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Best photographer in the world, loyal friend

Posted on November 23, 2021

Photographer Ed Caram on Thanksgiving Day 2012. He died of cancer less than a year later.

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Photographer Ed Caram on Thanksgiving Day 2012. He died of cancer less than a year later.

Click here for this week's entry in the UNIDENTIFIED series about bones found at the beach.

The story includes a photograph taken by my late friend Ed Caram.

Ed died of cancer in 2013. We often covered the military together for The Daily News in Jacksonville.

He taught me so much about real research. I learned that top secret orders have to be disseminated to be followed. If you start at the bottom and gather enough information, classified information can be pieced together.

Our work together helped expose water contamination aboard Camp Lejeune and the overmedication of troops by overworked doctors after the Iraq War.

Ed was a Newsweek photographer and author of two books, Fires Along The Coast about sunken U-boats off the coast of North Carolina and It's Called North Carolina, which features photos of rural scenes around the state in the 1970s and 80s.

Ed was also an expert diver and aerial cartographer for the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He honed his photography and research skills studying maps and examining classified documents.

He used the G.I. Bill to attend and graduate from N.C. State University.

As a news photographer, he saw many of his pictures published worldwide via The Associated Press and The United Press International. He also contributed to The News & Observer.

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