20 Vietnam War Photos Unveiling Some Hidden Aspects

Flares from planes light a field covered with the dead and wounded of the ambushed battalion of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division in the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, on November 18, 1965, during a fierce battle that had been raging for days. Units of the division were battling to hold their lines against what was estimated to be a regiment of North Vietnamese soldiers. Bodies of the slain soldiers were carried to this clearing with their gear to await evacuation by helicopter.

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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.