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Iconic Images of the Vietnam war

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    After making a thread on images of ww2 I thought I would create one about the Vietnam war as there are many interesting pictures that depict the harsh realities of the conflict.

    I hope you enjoy the thread and please add your own pictures if you have them

    First: 13 Oct 1967, Con Thien, South Vietnam Cpl. Billy Winn

    Second: 1966, U.S. Army helicopters providing support for U.S. ground troops fly into a staging area fifty miles northeast of Saigon

    Third: 1966, Pfc. Lacey Skinner ,crawls through the mud of a rice paddy avoiding heavy Viet Cong fire near An Thi in South Vietnam, as troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division fight a fierce 24-hour battle

    Forth: 1966, the body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is raised up to an evacuation helicopter

    Fifth: A marine helps his wounded comrade to cover, May 15, 1967 in the western sector of Leatherneck Square, south of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 13 Oct 1967, Con Thien, South Vietnam Cpl. Billy Winn of Cabot, Arkansas,.jpg   1966  U.S. Army helicopters providing support for U.S. ground troops fly into a staging area fif.jpg  

    1966 Pfc. Lacey Skinner ,crawls through the mud of a rice paddy avoiding heavy Viet Cong fire ne.jpg   1966, the body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian bord.jpg  

    A marine helps his wounded comrade to cover despite North Vietnamese fire during battle on May 1.jpg  

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    First: A North Vietnamese 122 mm shell explodes in a direct hit on a U.S. ammunition bunker of 175 mm cannon emplacements at Gio Linh, next to demilitarization zone between north and south Vietnam, Sept. 1967

    Second: A South Vietnamese trooper dug in at Hai Van, South of Hue, Nov. 20, 1972

    Third: A supply helicopter comes in for a landing on a hilltop forming part of Fire Support Base 29, west of Dak To in South Vietnam's central highlands on June 3, 1968

    Forth: A U.S. Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter comes down in flames after being hit by enemy ground fire during Operation Hastings

    Fifth: A Viet Cong base camp is torched near My Tho, Vietnam on April 5th, 1968.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture A North Vietnam ese 122 mm shell explodes in a direct hit on a U.S. ammunition bunker of 175 mm .jpg   a South Vietnamese photographer made this picture of a South Vietnamese trooper dug in at Hai Va.jpg  

    A supply helicopter comes in for a landing on a hilltop forming part of Fire Support Base 29, we.jpg   A U.S. Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter comes down in flames after being hit by enemy ground f.jpg  

    A Viet Cong base camp is torched near My Tho, Vietnam on April 5th, 1968. In the foreground is P.jpg  

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    Great photos!

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    First: A wounded U.S. paratrooper grimaces in pain while waiting for medical evacuation at base camp in the A Shau Valley near the Laos border in South Vietnam

    Second: A Vietnamese litter bearer wears a face mask, Michelin rubber plantation, about 45 miles northeast of Saigon, Nov 27, 1965

    Third: A Viet Cong prisoner awaits interrogation at the A-109 Special Forces Detachment in Thuong Duc, Vietnam, (25 km west of Da Nang), 23 January 1967

    Forth: A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing, Da Nang, Vietnam, August 3, 1965

    Fifth: An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets against an enemy position in South Vietnam on January 1st, 1967
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture A wounded U.S. paratrooper grimaces in pain while waiting for medical evacuation at base camp in.jpg   A Vietnamese litter bearer wears a face mask, Michelin rubber plantation, about 45 miles northea.jpg  

    A Viet Cong prisoner awaits interrogation at the A-109 Special Forces Detachment in Thuong Duc, .jpg   A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing, Da Nang, Vietnam, August 3,.jpg  

    An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets against an enemy pos.jpg  

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    First: An M41 tank of the South Vietnamese Army advances on enemy positions in Saigon, Vietnam in May of 1960

    Second: April 29, 1975, people try to scale the 14-foot wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters, as the last of the Americans depart from Vietnam

    Third: April 29, 1975, U.S. Navy personnel aboard the USS Blue Ridge push a helicopter into the sea off the coast of Vietnam in order to make room for more evacuation flights from Saigon

    Forth: April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gate of the Presidential Palace in Saigon, signifying the fall of South Vietnam

    Fifth: April 1969, a South Vietnamese woman mourns over the body of her husband, found with 47 others in a mass grave near Hue
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture An M41 tank of the South Vietnamese Army advances on enemy positions in Saigon, Vietnam in May o.jpg   April 29, 1975, people try to scale the 14-foot wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, trying to re.jpg  

    April 29, 1975, U.S. Navy personnel aboard the USS Blue Ridge push a helicopter into the sea off.jpg   April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gate of the Presidential Palace in Sai.jpg  

    April 1969, a South Vietnamese woman mourns over the body of her husband, found with 47 others i.jpg  

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    First: D. R. Howe treats the wounds of Private First Class D. A. Crum, H Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City on February 6th, 1968

    Second: First Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds and 1st Sgt. Robert M. Baker, both of Co. B, 3rd Bn., 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, raise the American flag on Hill No. 927 on December 5th, 1967

    Third: During Operation Bushmaster, a member of Company L, 75th Infantry, wearing camouflage makeup sits alone with his thoughts while waiting to participate in an assault mission against NVA in August of 1971

    Forth: Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. performs for members of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in an undisclosed location in Vietnam during February of 1972
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture D. R. Howe (Glencoe, MN) treats the wounds of Private First Class D. A. Crum (New Brighton, PA),.jpg   Dak To, Vietnam, First Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds and 1st Sgt. Robert M. Baker, both of Co. B, 3rd B.jpg  

    During Operation Bushmaster, a member of Company L, 75th Infantry, wearing camouflage makeup sit.jpg   Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. performs for members of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in an u.jpg  


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    These two images are the ones that have stuck in my mind for many years and are iconic because they show the brutality of war the first image is a Vietcong insurgent executed in the streets of Saigon if I remember correctly.
    The second is a Buddhist monk that lights him self on fire in protest .

    Regards Mark K
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    Quote by kozowy1967 View Post
    These two images are the ones that have stuck in my mind for many years and are iconic because they show the brutality of war the first image is a Vietcong insurgent executed in the streets of Saigon if I remember correctly.
    The second is a Buddhist monk that lights him self on fire in protest .

    Regards Mark K
    He was executed by the Saigon police chief , I believe . And this was a still taken from film taken by a US news crew . I believe it made the news back in the states , and didn't help the war cause . First time I saw it was in the doc " The Ten Thousand Day War " what I consider to be the best doc on the Vietnam War .

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    Thanks for sharing, the picture is of South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan chief of police executing suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop) on a Saigon street Feb. 1, 1968, early in the Tet Offensive.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Feb. 1, 1968, South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of police, fires his pistol into the.jpg   South Vietnamese forces escort suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop.jpg  

    South Vietnamese forces escort suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop.jpg   South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan holsters his gun after executing suspected Viet Cong o.jpg  


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    June 11, 1963, Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street to protest alleged persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture June 11, 1963 Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street to protest a.jpg  

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