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These 18 Powerful Vintage Photos are Your Entertaining Dose for Today

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An American soldier keeps a constant reminder of his girlfriend back home, with his helmet band filled with her photograph – Vietnam, 1968

This photograph was taken on May 1, 1968 during the Vietnam War. Stationed in Cu Chi, South Vietnam, this American soldier misses his girlfriend so much his helmet band filled with her photograph. No doubt her photograph served as a touchstone for him, providing comfort in those terrifying times. All of the soldiers sent to war would have benefited from some source that would provide a constant reminder of home and all they had to stay strong and alive for. Meanwhile, back home in the states, an entire generation was protesting the conflict and demanding the safe return of the Americans sent over.

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