Special Report

29 Horrifying Images of the Vietnam War

Source: Keystone / Hulton Archive via Getty Images

A frightened civilian

A Vietnamese civilian with a gun pointed at the side of her head.

Source: Hulton Archive / Archive Photos via Getty Images

An American POW

U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James L. Hughes, forced to eject from his F-105 over North Vietnam on May 5, 1967, is paraded barefoot and with a bandaged face through the street by two North Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Source: Public Domain / The U.S. National Archives / Picryl

Training for action

Ten Marine Corps test jumpers in “stick” formation are towed by a helicopter during tests of the special patrol insertion/extraction system at the Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility in El Centro, Calif.

Source: Public Domain / Virtual Vietnam archive / Wikimedia Commons

North Vietnamese Army casualties

The bodies of three North Vietnamese soldiers lie in the street in Tan Son Nhut following a battle with U.S. and South Vietnamese troops.

Source: Hulton Archive / Archive Photos via Getty Images

The Air Force attacks Hanoi

A plume of black smoke rises from a petroleum storage facility in Hanoi following a bombing run by U.S. planes on June 29, 1966.

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