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A flight of U.S. Army CH-21C Shawnee helicopters over South Vietnam, 1962. (LIFE Magazine)

Captain David Helela, MAAG Advisor, with members of the Vietnamese 21st Division aboard a CH-21 helicopter travelling to a combat drop zone. Photo taken: February 1963

Viet Cong Soldier | 1973 - Two teenage Viet Cong soldiers at camp near Cai Lay, one ...

Viet Cong POW. When President Johnson refused permission to attack these areas, the US Army sent out clandestine missions anyway. In 1969, Nixon ordered massive bombings of the area, but failed to stop the communists from using it is a staging area.

12/8/1967- Bu Dop, South Vietnam - A 15-year-old Viet Cong prisoner smokes a cigarette given him by his 1st Infantry Division captors. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS ~ Vietnam War

Since 1973, the remains of more than 900 Americans killed in the Vietnam War have been identified & returned to their families for burial with full military honors. For more than a decade the United States has conducted joint field activities with the governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to recover the remains of missing Americans. Today, more than 1,600 Americans remain unaccounted for from the conflict.

“Haunting” Image of Viet Cong Women Fighters. Photo by Peter Alan Lloyd. It shows a group of Viet Cong women hiding their faces from the camera, having attended a training camp in the forests of South Vietnam. ~ Vietnam War

Vietnam War South Vietnamese soldiers show off a Viet Cong prisoner captured near Tan Son Nhut Airbase. May 6, 1968