Special Report

29 Horrifying Images of the Vietnam War

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Firing a rocket

Specialist George R. Sanchez of the 101st Airborne Division fires an M72 rocket launcher at an enemy position.

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Soldiers at rest

American soldiers sleeping in their foxholes between engagements on Aug. 26, 1966.

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Shelter from the bombs

A resident of Hanoi takes refuge in an air-raid shelter on July 5,1967 during an American bombing raid.

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Destruction in Huế

The aftermath of the Battle of Huế, in which American and South Vietnamese forces recaptured the Central Vietnamese city from the Viet Cong on March 15, 1968.

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Viet Cong crossbow

A large bamboo crossbow device used by the Viet Cong to fire eight-foot spears at low-flying or landing helicopters.

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