20 Vietnam War Photos Unveiling Some Hidden Aspects

These unforgettable black and white photos cover the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973, giving us a peek of what it was like being there. Warning: Some of these photos are graphic in nature.

Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour fire machine guns into a tree line to serve as a cover of advancing South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, March of 1965.

An American officer poses with group of Montagnards in front of one of their provisionary huts in a military camp in central Vietnam, November 17, 1962.

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3 thoughts on “20 Vietnam War Photos Unveiling Some Hidden Aspects”

  1. anthony lopinto

    So many young people today will never know the sacrifices that our U.S. Military gave in order for them to live in a free democracy today. While I would never wish these experiences on anyone, I do wish that everyone uses these examples to better understand what life was like in earlier times and to thank veterans and the military families of those who lost their lives in the line-of-duty while serving their Country.

    Regardless of your individual position on whether any previous wars were justified or not, remember that these men and women had no control over the declaration of war; instead they answered a call to action.

  2. Didn’t see the fighting but we pounded the coast almost every night, on my two tours to Vietnam, an saw the Naplam being droped over Siagon when we pulled out the staff officers,, Norm Jensen

  3. I was there. Had just joined the Army and was in DC waiting to go overseas. We decided to go see this mess. Never forget the experience. We were actually afraid the would find out we were in the service.