20 Vietnam War Photos Unveiling Some Hidden Aspects

Sergeant Ronald Payne, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia, emerges from a Viet Cong tunnel holding his silencer-equipped revolver with which he fired at guerrillas fleeing ahead of him underground. Payne and others of the 196th light infantry brigade probed the massive tunnel in Hobo Woods, South Vietnam, on January 21, 1967, and found detailed maps and plans of the enemy. The infantrymen who explored the complex are known as “Tunnel Rats.” They were called out of the tunnels on January 21, and nauseating gas was pumped in.

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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.