Vietnam War

30 Photographs That Capture the Human Side of the Vietnam War

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 Schu...

58,000 Dog Tags to Commemorate American Soldiers Killed in the Vietnam War

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 ea...

The Story Behind: Medic James E. Callahan Resuscitating a Dying Soldier

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 s...

The Legendary and Heroic Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez

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 se...

The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived, and Kept on Fighting

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 f...

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 the Long War in Vietnam

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 commi...

15 Protest Signs That Show Us What Life Was Like In The 1960s

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 demon...

War Soldiers Left Something Behind In Vietnam That Tells A Tragic Story. You've To See This.

May 29, 2016

This collection of engraved Zippo lighters were once owned by American soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Vietnam war. Eac...

Tough and Sad Vietnam War Pictures That Will Stick In Your Mind (48 Photos)

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 1...

Brave Photographers Captured Unforgettable Images of the Vietnam War

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...

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...

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