20 Vietnam War Photos Unveiling Some Hidden Aspects

Bombs with a mixture of napalm and white phosphorus jelly dropped by Vietnamese AF Skyraider bombers explode across Route 1, amid homes and in front of the Cao Dai Temple in the outskirts of Trang Bang, on June 8, 1972. In the foreground are Vietnamese soldiers and news and cameramen from various international news organizations who watch the scene.

A beheaded statue of an American soldier stands next to a bombed-out theater near the district town of Cu Chi, northwest of Saigon, on December 13, 1972. The statue was placed by troops of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division before they were withdrawn from Vietnam two years earlier. Its head was lost in the explosion that destroyed the theater in background.

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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.