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the My Lai Massacre was a search and destroy mission that went wrong when the US ended up killing thousands of women and children with no vietcong connections.  Word of this back in the US caused protests against the war.

March 1968 - 48 U. Army soldiers are killed during an ambush at Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon. NLF/NVA killed by U. Air Force perimeter security during an attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon during the Tet Offensive,

Hue 1968 | 11 Feb 1968, Hue, South Vietnam --- South Vietnamese Woman Carrying Her Wounded Son - Vietnam War

11 Feb Hue, South Vietnam --- South Vietnamese Woman Carrying Her Wounded Son - Vietnam War.

photos de la guerre du vietnam par Horst FAAS - photos of vietnam war

Seriously injured by shrapnel grenades planted in a booby trapped Viet Cong propaganda stall, a U. soldier awaits evacuation from Vietnamese jungle by ambulance helicopter being summoned by a radio operator behind him on Dec.

08 Nov 1967, Near Tam Ky, A stressed 1st Cavalry soldier is consoling his buddy moments after an intense firefight on a search and destroy mission 15 miles northwest of Tam Ky. ~ Vietnam War

08 Nov Near Tam Ky, A stressed Cavalry soldier is consoling his buddy moments after an intense firefight on a search and destroy mission 15 miles northwest of Tam Ky, Vietnam War

1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "Lone Soldier, A Shau Valley" by David Hume Kennerly, April 27, 1971

1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "Lone Soldier, A Shau Valley" by David Hume Kennerly, April 1971

Viet Cong Weapons in Vietnam | Viet Cong D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion

Members of the Viet Cong Division, Battalion and some North Vietnamese soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. These photos were captured during (Royal Australian Reg.), second tour of duty in Vietnam, ~ Vietnam War

The Vietnam War: An International History in Documents places America's most controversial conflict in a broad, international context that reflects the experiences of North and South Vietnam, China, a

Green Beret with indigenous troops in Dak To Vietnam 1965.

The Jungle War - August 1965 - Combined Action Platoons are formed by U. Marines utilizing South Vietnamese militia units to protect villages and conduct patrols to root out Viet Cong guerrillas - Green Berets in Dak To

French troops in trench, Dien Bien Phu,1954 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

French soldiers man the trenches during the ill-fated Battle of Dien Bien Phu. First Indochina War,

4th Infantry Division Vietnam Pleiku Province | Diggers from 4RAR during a contact in February 1969)

40 years today - A Vietnam War Timeline - Page 96 - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History

14 Jun 1968, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam --- A helicopter arrives at a hill near Khe Sanh to pick up those soldiers killed and wounded when a US fighter plane accidentally fired upon a US position during the Vietnam War.

I hate the term "Friendly Fire" 14 Jun Khe Sanh, South Vietnam --- A helicopter arrives at a hill near Khe Sanh to pick up those soldiers killed and wounded when a US fighter plane accidentally fired upon a US position during the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam April Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam---First Cavalry men, many with head wounds, wait to be evacuated from a hilltop along Route during their advance toward Khe Sanh---image by Bettmann/CORBIS

Henri Huet

HENRI HUET Vietnam, 1966 Wearing a bloody bandage over the left side of his…

Don McCullin - A US Marine Chaplain helping an old Vietnamese woman</em>, 1968

Tet Offensive, Hué, South Vietnam, February 1968 - Don McCullin, US Army chaplain evacuates an elderly Vietnamese woman. © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images

Vietnamese Soldiers Torture A Viet Cong Guerrilla

Viet Cong Weapons in Vietnam . 1964 Photos: Vietnamese Soldiers Torture A Viet Cong Guerrilla