Special Report

29 Horrifying Images of the Vietnam War

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The Viet Cong advances

A Viet Cong detachment advances through the forest in January 1967. A dead American soldier lies In the foreground.

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Bombing a coastal target

A U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command B-52 Stratofortress drops 750-pound bombs on the Vietnamese coast in October 1965.

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A blindfolded prisoner

Staff Sergeant R.E. Steffy binds and blindfolds a Viet Cong fighter who was taken prisoner in Van Tuong in August 1965.

Source: Public Domain / The U.S. National Archives / Wikimedia Commons

Waiting for the copter

U.S. soldiers Ruediger Richter (left) and Daniel E. Spencer await a helicopter to evacuate their fallen comrade after a battle in jungle-covered hills in Long Khanh Province in 1966.

Source: Public Domain / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

Saving a comrade

U.S. soldiers carry a wounded comrade through a swamp in 1969.

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