Special Report

29 Horrifying Images of the Vietnam War

Source: Public Domain / U.S. Army Military History Institute / Wikimedia Commons

Dead North Vietnamese soldiers

In the foreground is a group of slain North Vietnamese soldiers as a Chinook helicopter rises above the area on Dec. 27, 1966.

Source: Public Domain / NARA / Wikimedia Commons

Surveying the dead

Members of the 9th Infantry Division (Mechanized) survey the dead Viet Cong soldiers and weapons after the assault on the II Field Forces complex at the Long Binh Post, the U.S. Army’s largest base in South Vietnam.

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

The dead in Saigon

Three military policemen in Saigon lie on stretchers after they were killed during the Tết Offensive in January 1968, with a dead Viet Cong fighter in the background.

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Dead bodies in a ditch

Viet Cong fighters killed by gunships and South Vietnamese soldiers lie in a ditch in the French National Cemetery near the Tan Son Nhut Air Base just outside Saigon.

Source: US Army Photograph / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Life goes on in Saigon

A dead Viet Cong fighter lies on the ground in Saigon during the Tết Offensive in January 1968, as people carry on as usual around him.

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