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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    U.S. Marines move through a landing zone, December 1969.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Exhausted South Vietnamese soldiers sleep on a U.S. Navy troop carrier taking them back to the provincial capital of Ca Mau, August 1962. The infantry unit had been on a four-day operation against the Viet Cong in swamplands at the southern tip of the country.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    The body of a U.S. paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is lifted up to an evacuation helicopter in War Zone C, May 14, 1966. The zone, encompassing the city of Tay Ninh and the surrounding area north of Saigon, was the site of the Viet Cong?s headquarters in South Vietnam.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Sunlight breaks through dense foliage around the town of Binh Gia as South Vietnamese troops, joined by U.S. advisers, rest after a cold, damp, and tense night of waiting in an ambush position for a Viet Cong attack that did not come, January 1965. One hour later, the troops would move out for another long, hot day hunting the guerrillas in the jungles forty miles southeast of Saigon.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    An unidentified American soldier wears a hand-lettered slogan on his helmet, June 1965. The soldier was serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade on defense duty at the Phuoc Vinh airfield.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    A woman mourns over the body of her husband after identifying him by his teeth, and covering his head with her conical hat. The man's body was found with forty-seven others in a mass grave near Hue, April 11, 1969. The victims were believed killed during the insurgent occupation of Hue as part of the Tet Offensive.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    The first of a series of fiery suicides by Buddhist monks, Thich Quang Duc burns himself to death on a Saigon street to protest persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government, June 11, 1963. The photograph aroused worldwide outrage and hastened the end of the Diem government. President Kennedy reportedly said to his ambassador, "We're going to have to do something about that regime."
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire, January 1, 1966. Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (background) escorted the civilians through a series of firefights during the U.S. assault on a Viet Cong stronghold at Bao Trai, about twenty miles west of Saigon.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Caught in a sudden monsoon rain, part of a company of about 130 South Vietnamese soldiers moves downriver in sampans during a dawn attack on a Viet Cong camp, January 10, 1966. Several guerrillas were reported killed or wounded in the action thirteen miles northeast of Can Tho, in the flooded Mekong Delta.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Medic Thomas Cole looks up with his one unbandaged eye as he continues to treat wounded S.Sgt. Harrison Pell during a firefight, January 30, 1966. The men belonged to the 1st Cavalry Division, which was engaged in a battle at An Thi against combined Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. Photographer Henri Huet?s coverage of An Thi received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Severely burned in an aerial napalm attack, children run screaming for help down Route 1 near Trang Bang, followed by soldiers of the South Vietnamese army's 25th Division, June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane seeking Viet Cong hiding places accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on civilians and government troops instead. 9-year-old Kim Phuc had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    A U.S. paratrooper wounded in the battle for Hamburger Hill grimaces in pain as he awaits medical evacuation at base camp near the Laotian border, May 19, 1969.
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  • Stunning AP Images of Vietnam War

    Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnamese chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong official Nguyen Van Lem on a Saigon street early in the Tet Offensive, February 1, 1968. Photographer Eddie Adams reported that after the shooting, Loan approached him and said,"they killed many of my people, and yours too," then walked away.
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