"Four Marines recover the body of a fifth as their company comes under fire near Hill 484." Vietnam, October 1966. NOTE: At right is the French-born photojournalist Catherine Leroy (1945 – 2006).

"Four Marines recover the body of a fifth as their company comes under fire near Hill 484." Vietnam, October 1966. NOTE: At right is the French-born photojournalist Catherine Leroy (1945 – 2006).

An American machine gunner on patrol by helicopter over Vietnam's Mekong Delta in 1967    Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/1967-pictures-from-a-pivotal-year/#ixzz1qWwxAYHd

An American machine gunner on patrol by helicopter over Vietnam's Mekong Delta in 1967 Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/1967-pictures-from-a-pivotal-year/#ixzz1qWwxAYHd

In a photo that somehow comprises both tenderness and horror, an American Marine cradles a near-dead infant pulled from under a rock while troops cleared Japanese fighters and civilians from caves on Saipan in the summer of 1944. The child was the only person found alive among hundreds of corpses in one cave. (W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) See more: http://ti.me/Ot3lla

From Life.com: WWII: W. Eugene Smith's Pacific

In a photo that somehow comprises both tenderness and horror, an American Marine cradles a near-dead infant pulled from under a rock while troops cleared Japanese fighters and civilians from caves on Saipan in the summer of 1944. The child was the only person found alive among hundreds of corpses in one cave. (W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) See more: http://ti.me/Ot3lla

Sergeant Chad Farr, a member of Security Force Advisor Team 10, provides sniper coverage during a shura

Sergeant Chad Farr, a member of Security Force Advisor Team 10, provides sniper coverage during a shura

American soldiers crossing a river in Vietnam.

American soldiers crossing a river in Vietnam.

Yes,agreed.But for me it doesn't metter if I'm a real man.I just love them,because I do.And I'm sure, you think the same. Cause if we don't love them..then WHO WILL?

A marine and his dog in Vietnam

Yes,agreed.But for me it doesn't metter if I'm a real man.I just love them,because I do.And I'm sure, you think the same. Cause if we don't love them..then WHO WILL?

U.S. Marines of the 7th Fleet's special landing team, the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, crouch on a dirt trail with a 3.5 inch rocket launcher about one mile (2000 meters) south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) as they respond to sniper fire during Operation Prairie against the North Vietnamese 324B Division, September 1966.

U.S. Marines of the 7th Fleet's special landing team, the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, crouch on a dirt trail with a 3.5 inch rocket launcher about one mile (2000 meters) south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) as they respond to sniper fire during Operation Prairie against the North Vietnamese 324B Division, September 1966.

Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images   Exhausted by the strain, Farley stands over Magel’s body while Hoilien (back to camera) tr...

Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Exhausted by the strain, Farley stands over Magel’s body while Hoilien (back to camera) tr...

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