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Vietnam War

Story Behind the Picture of a Soldier Feeding a Tiny Ki...

January 10, 2018

In the middle of the Korean War, this kitten found herself an orphan. Luckily, she found her way into the hands of Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor. He adopted the t...

30 Photographs That Capture the Human Side of the Vietn...

September 8, 2017

In March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines were assigned on a mission in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 of them. LIFE photographer Paul Schutze...

58,000 Dog Tags to Commemorate American Soldiers Killed...

June 20, 2017

A new art installation at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, called “Above and Beyond,” features over 58,000 replica dog tags — one for each American sold...

The Story Behind: Medic James E. Callahan Resuscitating...

May 30, 2017

Photographer Henri Huet captured a young medic trying to save the lives of his buddies in the midst of machine gun fire on June 17, 1967. What's so stirring about...

The Legendary and Heroic Story of Green Beret Sergeant ...

April 26, 2017

It was supposed to be a simple recon mission. A small team of ultra-elite asskicking American Green Berets, infiltrating deep into the thick jungles several mile...

The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived...

January 27, 2017

During the spring of 1971, the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry guarded the airstrip at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam. They aided American planes flying missions into...

Marine Veterans Recreate Photo They Took 50 Years Ago

December 21, 2016

One Saturday morning last May, four U.S. Marine veterans made their way to Cinnamon Beach in Florida to recreate a photo they took 50 years ago. Bob Falk, 71, Bob De...

55 Incredible Photos Of The Vietnam War

August 11, 2016

These unforgettable black and white photos cover the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973, giving us a peek of what it was like being there. Warning: Some of these photos are graphic i...

70 Photos Captured Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During...

August 8, 2016

In the spring of 1965, within weeks of arrival of 3,500 American Marines in Vietnam, 39-year-old British photographer Larry Burrows was commissioned by LIFE magaz...

15 Protest Signs That Show Us What Life Was Like In The...

June 7, 2016

The Sixties in the US, and much of the Western world, were a time of social upheaval. Calls for change can be seen on sidewalk posters and protests signs demonstr...

War Soldiers Left Something Behind In Vietnam That Tell...

May 29, 2016

This collection of engraved Zippo lighters were once owned by American soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Vietnam war. Each lighter tell us something about ...

Tough and Sad Vietnam War Pictures That Will Stick In Y...

May 25, 2016

1. The period that Americans refer to as the “Vietnam War” – and the Vietnamese call the “American War” – was the US military intervention from 1965 to 1973. 2. ...

Brave Photographers Captured Unforgettable Images of th...

May 2, 2016

The brave photojournalists of the Associated Press' Saigon captured the harrowing face of the Vietnam war, sharing the bravery and drama of the conflict with thos...

25 Rare Photos of Young Soldiers in Vietnam

January 31, 2016

The young men who fought in the Vietnam War had to grow up fast, but that doesn't mean they can't have a good time just as much as the next guy. H/T R...