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Vietnam War Pictures - So We Remember

Updated on March 12, 2015

Collection of Vietnam War Photos

American involvement in the Vietnam War started as early as 1950 with military advisors sent to Vietnam. American troops were in Vietnam from 1965-1975. The United States became involved with the purpose of assisting the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) in their battle against a North Vietnamese communist takeover. The strategy was initially containment.

Also known as the Vietnam Conflict and the Second Indochina War, millions of lives were lost. The war was mostly in Vietnam, but also included Laos and Cambodia.

Gathered here is a collection of images from the Vietnam War. I think it is important that we remember our veterans - men and women who fought for us.

Home for the Soldiers Fighting in Vietnam

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"Home is where you dig" was the sign over a fighting bunker, 1968.

Marine Standing Watch During Mass

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A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as a chaplain holds mass on Hill 950, July 31, 1967.

Punji-staked Walk for Marines

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Marines of Company H walk through a punji-staked gully, January 28, 1966. The Punji sticks or stakes were set up as booby traps. Not always meant to kill, the sticks were mainly set up in areas that would cause injury to one or more soldiers in the lower leg area. With an injured soldier, the unit would be slowed down until the injured soldier could be removed from the area.

Battery Pack Must Stay Dry

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Wet going - A Marine keeps a battery pack dry as he wades through a muddy hole while on a search mission.

Marines on an M-48 Tank

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Marines riding atop an M-48 tank, covering their ears, April 3, 1968. The M48s saw extensive action during the Vietnam War. Over 600 Pattons would be deployed with US Forces during the war.

Flamethrower Used in Da Nang

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Sergeant Robert E. Fears clears an area using his flamethrower in Da Nang, Vietnam. 05/22/1970

Operation Oregon

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Operation "Oregon," a search and destroy mission conducted by infantry platoon of Troop B. An infantryman is lowered into a tunnel by members of the reconnaissance platoon, April 24, 1967.

Operation Yellowstone

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Operation "Yellowstone" Vietnam. Following a hard day, a few members of Company A gather around a guitar and play a few songs, January 18, 1968. Operation Yellowstone: the 25th Infantry Division operation in War Zone C (Tay Ninh Province) that claimed 1,254 known enemy casualties. It proved again that War Zone C was still being used as a major VC logistical base.

Viet Cong Suspect

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A Marine from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, moves a Viet Cong suspect to the rear during a search and clear operation held by the battalion 15 miles west of Da Nang Air Base.

Vietnamese Peasants

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Vietnamese Peasants suspected of being communists under detention of U.S. army.

Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam

A well produced documentary type film that consists of letters that were written by soldiers. Read by renowned actors, the letters provide a different slant to the war then what was presented to the American public via the news media. These letters reveal the human story behind the headlines.

Woven in to the background is music from the 60's, reminding us all the more how real the letters are.

Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam
Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam

This reviewer, who was a 5 year old boy living in Saigon in 1972 writes, "I have watched, read a lot about this war from many different perspectives, but nothing has come close to truthfully provide personal experiences, heartfelt losses, and devastated destructions this war has caused as this documentary movie does."

 
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Vietnam War - Controversy on all Sides

The Vietnam war was filled with controversy. Did we do the right thing by getting involved in the Second Indochinese War? That question is still asked, still debated, and still there is no answer that makes sense. What would the outcome have been if we had chosen to remain "neutral"?

Our soldiers were not prepared for the guerrilla warfare techniques used by the North Vietnamese. And the American people were no longer willing to tolerate the cost of the war.

War Memorial - Vietnam Veterans

Thanks to Meutia Chaerani - Indradi Soemardjan for making this photo available for use. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Women's Vietnam War Memorial

The sculpture depicts three women, one caring for a soldier. The monument honors the 265,500 American women who served in the military at locations around the world during the time of the Vietnam war.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License

Veterans Day Honor - MP3 Album from Amazon

Now you can get Veterans Day Honor, an MP3 album that honors Veterans.

1. To The Colors US Navy Band

2. Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) US Coast Guard Band

3. Man Behind the Gun US Marine Band

4. American Pageant (America, Yankee Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, America the Beautiful, Columbia the Gem of the Ocean) US Air Force Band of Flight

5. Garry Owen US Army Strings

6. When Johnny Comes Marching Home US Air Force Airmen Of Note

7. Here's to America US Army Band

8. Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The U.S. Navy Hymn) US Navy and Sea Chanters Chorus

9. Lord, Guard and Guide (The U.S. Air Force Hymn) US Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants

10. Holding the Flag for America US Air Force Band, Steve Ward

11. Retreat US Marine Band

12. Taps (with Orchestration) US Marine Band

You can also order the Veterans Day Honor mp3 tracks individually.

Larry Burrows: Vietnam

Burrows was the only photographer allowed to take the doors off a fighter-bomber so he could lean out to snap some of his most extraordinary images of the Vietnam War. When other photojournalists objected because they were denied the same favor, the Vietnamese army told them, "Mr. Burrows's request was granted not because he is a photographer but because he is an artist."

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In the heat of battle, in the devastated countryside, among troops and civilians equally hurt by the

savagery of war, Larry Burrows photographed the conflict in Vietnam from 1962, the earliest days of American involvement, until 1971, when he died in a helicopter shot down on the Vietnam–Laos border. His images, published in Life magazine, brought the war home, scorching the consciousness of the public and inspiring much of the anti-war sentiment that convulsed American society in the 1960s.

 

During the Vietnam War

58,193 Americans died

153,452 Americans wounded

1,740 Americans missing

Enemy force Repulsed by G.I.'s - Vietnam (1967)

This video shows a Marine truck convoy that was ambushed in Vietnam war. You also see clips of American troops as they fight to keep supply lines open, a roundup of prisoners that includes women, and the helicopters that pick up prisoners.

1967/04/04

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Awarded a Purple Star

This lens was also awarded a Purple Star.

Recommended Resources

During my research, I came across numerous sites that are worth mentioning. If you want more information about the Vietnam War, please check out this list.

Do you have any opinions on the political aspect of the war or general comments? Please share them. I would love to know what you are thinking.

What are your thoughts on the Vietnam War?

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      Emy Santiago 2 years ago

      I had countless family and friend go to Viet Nan. I was very young when they left but I remember this war. All of them returned but they were never the same. I am saddened by the children, American or Vietnamese that suffered or are still suffering. I am proud of all the men that returned for their children and imagine those that didn't probably died in Vietnam. We need to do more for ALL the Amerasians that were abandoned in Vietnam. Prayers and hope for those that are still trying to get the help they need and deserve.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing this important lens.

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      Terrific lense bless all those veterns

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Terrific lens of tribute to those who gave a part or the whole of their lives in the Vietnam War. Congratulations on a well-deserved purple star. The photo of the Marine standing watch during Mass is awesome!

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      RetroMom 6 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute to our men and women who served over there. Thank you.

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      garrekds 6 years ago

      I took a Vietnamese history class in college and learned a TON. This was a very complicated time in Vietnam's history and the U.S.'s history.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Lovely tribute and congratulations on the Purple Star that proudly adorns it.

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      itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      i was in the British Royal Marine Commandos , i think our training was a little bit tougher than the USMC but that apart i worked with them the world over and i love their never say never attitude, that had to be the worst environment to go fight in , horrible wet jungle with an enemy who knows your coming and is very well prepared... not nice, RESPECT TO THEM ALL X X great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Leprechaun Blessings by a Squidoo Angel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks.

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      This lens definitely deserves the purple star. Thanks so much for such a thoughtful lens.

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      Marijoyce 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. It made me cry. Vietnam was such a hard time for so many in our country. Thank you for making this. It is very important we do remember all those who were there. .

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      Spreading *Cupid Kisses* on Valentine's Day!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Any forms of war should be prohibited, while peace should go on around the world!

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I don't think wars can resolve conflicts. The Vietnam War led to about 2,000,000 casualties including about 58,000 Americans. Can there be any justification for so many deaths?

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      reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      My undergraduate thesis was 'reasons for increased US involvement in Vietnam 1961-1963'. Before the mass troop commitments US agents were putting engine inhibitor addivitives into Hanoi buses as far back as 1956. This is a great lens on a complex and emotive topic. Do readers know that Ho Chi Minh based the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence (from the French) in 1947 on the US Declaration of Independence!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never understood the necessity for people to fight in wars, but then I have never felt the need to fight for something that I believed enough in to die for. The cost in human life is devastating, not just those fighting, but those that were civilians caught in crossfire, bombs, etc. It is completely senseless. I say the leaders of the two countries should duel it out and leave our young men and women out of it. *SquidAngel Blessed*

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      As a Viet Nam era veteran against the war, thank you for this - I just wish you could include some of the more graphic news footage of the day so younger folks could see what war is really like. And please add what I think was and is one of the strongest statements against war ever made - and it is now available on netflix etc. That is the book and movie version of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. Peace.

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      very impressive lens! good job on making such an awesome page.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      I will never forget! My Angel Blessing today is SWAH :)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      The soldiers went through hell, but the picture of the peasants is especially powerful about that war.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I remember the ending days of the war. I didn't know that it was a 10 year event.

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      pjbells 6 years ago

      I have watched letters home from America dozens of times. It puts everything into perspective when you think you are having a bad day or week.

      The final letter from the mum of the helicopter pilot william r stocks will reduce any parent to tears. A great lens.

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Wow. What amazing photos! I'm speechless. I'm favoriting this so that I can show it to our homeschool co-op when we get to the Vietnam War, in our history class.

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      Richard Ark 6 years ago

      Awesome lens..!!

      Its great how you've merge educational & remembrance which makes for a perfect history subject, article or project...

      Have you thought about printing off this page & getting some flyers or posters made up?

      I'm sure schools, library's, government builds etc would love to frame all or parts of it & hang it proudly on their walls for all to see, learn, remember & enjoy..!!

      hope that makes sense?

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      very excellent pictures and i have saved some of pictures in my photo albums

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      really nice lens. excellent pictures. you delivered the imp details of the war very nicely good work.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Mark, I am so sorry that you lost your son. It seems so shallow to say thank you for the sacrifices you and your family made, but I do thank you from deep within my heart.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @tvyps: I am glad that you were honored as a returning soldier. Hopefully, the Vietnam Veterans have forgiven us for the way they were treated. I will have to add your two song suggestions to Protest Songs - https://hubpages.com/entertainment/protest-songs Thank you for the suggestions.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @gypsyman27 lm: Thank you for going off to this war to fight for our country. I wish the returning soldiers had been treated better. You are all heroes.

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      One of the most complete lenses i ever saw! great pictures!

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      Fox Music 6 years ago

      Great Lens - Thank You

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      What a powerful lens. Blessed.

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      I was a young man when I returned from this terrible war. Thanks for remembering, see you around the galaxy...

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I was in Desert Storm, I was sad with the lauds that we received when returning but the guys in 'Nam didn't...made me feel bad. 2 more songs about Vietnam - Last Train to Clarksville (subtle protest song) & Daniel by Elton John.

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      Nightowl John 6 years ago

      I have a distinct memory of being about 6 or 7 years old when the news came on and showed some of the heavy fighting taking place. I remember crying and running to the door with my dad following me to find out what was wrong. I said, "I don't want to have to fight in a war." Dad hugged me and said, "You won't have to." He was right; I never did join the military. Very well done lens. Squid Angel blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! My brother was a Vietnam Vet he passed away 2 years ago at the age of 60. For your great work on this lens and for his sacrifice and memory,I am going to say "Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/10/2010. He is gone but NOT forgotten. God Bless you for this lens!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      I never could understand the reaction to Vietnam and I never will. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Davidfstillwagon 6 years ago

      Terrific and very moving lens!

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      Bluesssman 6 years ago

      Remembering the war is both painful and necessary. Thank you for your efforts!

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      mikerbowman 6 years ago

      Fantastic, harrowing imagery! Truly touching... and also saddening.

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      Jeremy 6 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Thank you for this lens about a horrible war. I missed it on Veterans' Day but here is an angel blessing for you today.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      A wonderful tribute lens. The imagery is so important to see and help us remember the sacrifice of these brave individuals.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      Great job on an important time in our history. I was fortunate enough to have a student deferment during the war and it was certainly an incentive to stay in college. My brother however did indeed serve a year in Viet Nam, and certainly a year the family won't forget!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens. I served like my fathers before me. My son served and did not come back.

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Very well done! Wish I were still an Angel.....

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Couldn't resist adding my own blessing to your many others. It is deserving of this many and more!

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      I was part of the conflict, by way of losing my boyfriend and his twin brother in the VN War. This brought back too many memories from those awful days when his mother told me the news. You have done a marvelous job of presenting the information about the war. All of your accolades are very well deserved.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I always said If ever I got wings I would return to Bless this lens of yours, so here I am - Blessed by an Angel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have too any irons in the fire at time and forget what I was doing. Just got this lens featured on my on troops and veterans lenses. (blush) Thinking this CRS comes with getting older. lol

      Thanks to all of our Veterans who served in this hell call nam. God bless!

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Great article. Well deserving of the lens reviewed and purple star. Thank you for helping us to remember this part of our history.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      wonderful lens....we must not forget those who serve! Thank you for writing this! Lensrolled to MyDad-MyHero

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Had been in Vietnam and one of the officials we worked with had his 7 brothers killed in the war but he said he just wants to move on. My father was in WWII USAFFE. I don't know when we'll realize that war is not the answer.

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      Adding a blessing to Janelle's. My dad is a Vietnam Vet, thanks for remembering.

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      My husband was in the Air Force during the Viet Nam war. I'm pleased that I found this lens today: ***Blessed*** on my last day as a squid angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just found this featured over at Susie's place (sisters) and had to come over. Yes, tributes of remembrance are so very important for us to pause over. I recently worked with several men at the Census Bureau who served in Nam and felt compelled to thank every one of them. This is a beautiful labor of love, thank you.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, Tipi!

      If anyone would like to visit Tipi's Cool People on Squidoo, here is the link: http://www.squidoo.com/cool-people .

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I didn't remember that it is you that created this great lens. Thought about it and didn't remember the title (yeah, I can be forgetful). Glad I found it again, because I wanted to get it featured on Vietnam of War and I just did. This is very great tribute to our Veterans of the Vietnam war. ~ You are one of the cool people on Squidoo!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! Thanks for sharing your collection of photos from the Vietnam War. Let us not forget those who fought hard for their country and family!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I came to visit some of your Halloween lenses, and couldn't pass this one by...very nice memorial...lived during these times, my husband's Uncle was killed in this war, so many were. We have been to the Memorial in DC a few times. Thanks for taking time to remember and remind us to do the same.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      May we never forget is right. Too many lives were affected and are still to this day. This is a wonderful presentation of that fact.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Your lens is very touching. We often forgot our heroes. Congrats for the purple star, you made a strong lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very important lens on a very important subject..lest we forget!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      This was beautiful

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      ulla_hennig 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing those thought provoking pictures!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congrats for the giant monster. We worked for a while in Vietnam and talked to a local colleague who lost 7 of his brothers. But he said, they want to forget now. They want to just live in peace.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Just popping in to say...Congrats on your well deserved purple star! I've appreciated this Vietnam article from the first time I read it!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I meant, congrats on the purple star, sorry , it's late.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Congrats on Lotd! I know many people affected by the war and many who lost loved ones in it. So sad that rulers make war and the young are the ones who lose their lives, for economic gain for the rulers, in one way or another, always. I feel for the vets!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Touching lens. We bought and watched the DVD series "Tour of Duty", but I think we still don't know half the horrors the soldiers faced.

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This was a wonderful lens, very moving. And very interesting detailed information - I never really knew what it was all about. I shall have to sit down and study it in detail.

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      TheHealthGuy LM 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Great lens with some very good pics and info. Thanks :-)

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      VSP 6 years ago

      Nicely done lens. Excellent photos.

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens and very thought provoking photos

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      bconnor11 6 years ago

      Nice pictures. The picture of the Vietnam memorial was particularly touching.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Stunning pictures.

      So sad that so many lives were lost for WHAT??

      We must never forget.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Stunning pictures.

      So sad that so many lives were lost for WHAT??

      We must never forget.

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      gideon43 6 years ago

      Incredibly good lens featuring some moving picture and tributes.

      As I am from the UK, a lot of peoples knowledge (here) of the Vietnam war is sketchy.

      I myself had a little knowledge of the war but I had no idea how many American soldiers died and were injured.

      An historically fascinating time but also a tragic and sad era.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @triathlontraini1: Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leaving a comment. More importantly, thank you for your service to our country.

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      triathlontraini1 6 years ago

      As a Vet myself, I really appreciate your sharing this.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @kimmanleyort: Thank you for your kind complements. This war, like others, changed many people.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      These pictures from the Vietnam War are a great reminder to never forget those who served. Thank you for creating such an inspiring page.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @indigoj: Thank you for the blessing.

      Every time I see these photos, I am still struck with how young these men were. The photos show some of the horrid conditions our soldiers fought under, but they also show their humanity - keeping their faith while someone keeps watch, finding solace in the music, and helping each other survive.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      This is a moving tribute to the ordinary lives that were caught up in a war far from home. The pictures show men (most very young) who were not simply soldiers but husbands, fathers, brothers, lovers... and how many did not come back or were forever scarred by their experiences? Thank you for showing us the humanity in the inhumanity. And thanks to Bev for letting me know about this lens!

      Angel Blessed.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you, Bev! I am very grateful that you included this lens in your review.

      For anyone else who may be interested, you can find Bev's review at The Vets Of Viet Nam.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very moving pictures and a good reminder to remember the Nam Vets and what they went through. This moved me so much that I did a review of it on Squidoo Lens Reviews this morning.

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      David Schroeter 7 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      Poignant images from a tragic era. Thanks for giving us this reminder of the sacrifice of the troops who went there to serve. Thumbs up, a favourite and lensrolled.

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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      It was over before I was born, but from reading my history, I am not sure that the government actually fought it to win. They put rules of engagement in place that made it difficult for the soldiers to do what they needed to do.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens and 5*'s.

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      It was a terrible war. I was only a kid when this was happening. In the late 70's and early 80's many refugees from Vietnam came to Canada. I had the opportunity to work with several of these people. They had quite a few horror stories of before and after the war. It had a big impact on both countries. Communism is losing, but at the cost of millions of lives. My heart goes out to the Americans who fought and their families as well as the innocent South Vietnamese who have suffered.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      I'm Thankful my hubby came home..The Vietnam Conflict is part of my daily life...my husband had dedicated his retired time to serving the fallen, he does funeral ceremonies almost daily and many events through the year....great lens 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My cousin Ed Hetrick Died March 30,2010 of a massive heart atack. He was in viet nam during the war. He was lucky he came home to Indiana,married for 40 years 2 kids 2 grandkids, a good American,a good Christian. Just like those on The Wall he made this country Home of the Brave & Land of the Free

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      I am moved by the photos you shared and the idea that the lives of countless people have never been the same since the war is appalling. The photo of the Women's War Memorial Statue is particularly touching and spine-tingling at the same time. Excellent lens. *blessed by an angel*

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      LadyEthel 7 years ago

      Thank you for this lens! It is very comprehensive and presents that time well. I have several family members who were there and I really appreciate them and I thank you for your work. God Bless.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      Featured on Angels Unaware

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      [in reply to 24websurf] Holley, Thank you very much for your angel blessing! Congratulations on your new "angel" status.

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      I had family members in Vietnam. They have never been the same. Thank you for reminding us that war is hell and should not be gone into lightly. ~ Blessed by a Squid Angel ~

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      [in reply to Tipi] Susie, Thanks for your kind words and your blessing.