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December 1965 - A U.S. soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and children return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat.

July 15, 1966 - U.S. Marines scatter as a CH-46 helicopter burns in the background, after it was shot down near the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam.

Horst Faas, Vietnam War-era photographer, dies at 79

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March 1973 - American prisoners of war look through barred wooden doors at the last detention camp at Ly Nam De Street in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

1965 - U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border.

Soldier of the US 7th Infantry Division passes Vietcong dead, date unknown. Note his M-16 with fixed bayonet, a rare occurrence in a war where the bayonet charge was a most unlikely mode of fighting.

US casualty is medevaced during ops north of Saigon, South Vietnam, 1967.

Lieutenant Commander John McCain, photographed as he was forcibly dragged from the wreckage of his A-4E Seahawk after being shot down over Hanoi. Saved from drowning by Viet Cong, he was severely beaten before being taken to the infamous Hanoi Hilton as a POW. He’d remain in the North Vietnamese’s hospitality for the next 7 years.