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"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." - Richard M. Nixon

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Jackie Coulter (of Lafayette, GA) Infantry Division holds dog that had survived air strike in village near Lai Khê during “Operation Buckskin” on January Via US National Archives Vietnam History, Vietnam War Photos, Sniper Training, My War, Us Vets, North Vietnam, Today In History, War Photography, National Archives

Finding a dog during Operation Buckskin, 1966

Photo Credit: National Archives SP4 Jackie Coulter (of Lafayette, GA) 1st Infantry Division holds dog that had survived air strike in village near Lai Khê during “Operation Buckskin” on…

todaysdocument: “ “COMFORTABLE MAINTENANCE– During a lull in their flight schedule, Marine Cpl. William H. Mielke, top, and LCpl. Phillip J. Orlando of Headquarters and Maintenance take a comfortable position before starting to clean the. Flight Schedule, Vietnam War, American History, Orlando, Martini, Jackson, Wings, Top, Women

Cleaning a engine of a C-117 aircraft, 1967

During a lull in their flight schedule, Marine Cpl. William H. Mielke, top, and LCpl. Phillip J. Orlando of Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron-36, take a comfortable position before starting to …

A search and seizure phase of "Operation Pershing" in the village of Troun Lan, Binh Dinh Province, approximately 90 km northeast of An Khe. Taking a drink of fresh coconut milk during a break in the search for the enemy. North Vietnam, Vietnam War, American War, American History, Army Sergeant, History Online, Pictures Images, Us Army, Troops

Drinking coconut milk during a break, 1967

A search and seizure phase of “Operation Pershing” in the village of Troun Lan, Binh Dinh Province, approximately 90 km northeast of An Khe. Sergeant George Nemosbatho (Detroit, MI), mo…

Costumed anti-war demonstrators at the 1971 Vietnam War Out Now protest, Washinton D. Vietnam Protests, Vietnam War Photos, War Image, Typography Inspiration, American History, Battle, Horror, Costumes, Digital

Costumed anti-Vietnam war demonstrators, 1971

Costumed anti-war demonstrators at the 1971 Vietnam War Out Now protest in Washington D.C. on April 24, 1971.

Close Air Support in SEA On the hot flight line at Phu Cat Air Base, Airmen Class Francis Branch (left) and John Sellung remove a cannon from an in October (U. Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War, American War, American History, Close Air Support, Human Values, Vietnam History, North Vietnam, Us Air Force

Removing a 20mm cannon from an F-100, 1967

On the hot flight line at Phu Cat Air Base, Airmen 2nd Class Francis Branch (left) and John Sellung remove a 20mm cannon from an F-100 aircraft in October 1967.

Operation Frequent Wind was the evacuation by helicopter of American civilians and "at-risk" Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam, on April 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. More than people were evacuated from various points in Saigon, South Vietnam, Vietnam War, Vietnam History, North Vietnamese Army, Michael Morris, Us Navy Ships, Refugee Crisis, Indochine, Native American Tribes

South Vietnamese refugees on a U.S. Navy vessel, 1975

South Vietnamese refugees walk across a U.S. Navy vessel. Operation Frequent Wind, the final operation in Saigon, began April 29, 1975. During a nearly constant barrage of explosions, the Marines l…

July 1969 ~ Nixon in Vietnam ~ President Nixon arrives in RVN for discussions with President Thieu and with US embassy and military officials. The Capital ROK Infantry Division begins Operation BUN KAE 6 in Binh Dinh Province Vietnam History, Us History, American History, History Facts, Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War, Paris Peace Accords, North Vietnam, American Presidents

Nixon speaks to troops in Dĩ An, Vietnam, 1969

President Richard Nixon speaks to American troops in Dĩ An, Vietnam on July 30, 1969.

 Navy SEALS repel down ropes from a U. Army Bell Iroquois helicopter to set an ambush in the jungle below during operations in South Vietnam on March Vietnam History, Vietnam War Photos, Apocalypse Now Movie, Abseiling, Us Navy Seals, History Online, South Vietnam, Navy Military, War Photography

SEALS repel down a Iroquois helicopter, 1967

U.S. Navy SEALS repel down ropes from a U.S. Army Bell UH-1B Iroquois helicopter to set an ambush in the jungle below during operations in South Vietnam on March 13, 1967.

 Army soldier directs a Bell Huey helicopter approaching to pick up injured after a paradrop in South Vietnam, October Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War, American War, American History, Good Morning Vietnam, Us Army Soldier, Vietnam History, North Vietnam, Get Shot

Soldier directs a Huey helicopter to land, 1966

A U.S. Army soldier directs a Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter approaching to pick up injured after a paradrop in South Vietnam, October 1966.

A Vietnam veteran enjoys a New Year's Eve date at the New Yorker hotel in South Vietnam, Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War, Happy New Years Eve, New Year's Eve Celebrations, Lets Celebrate, The New Yorker, New Beginnings, Historical Photos

Vietnam vet enjoys a New Year’s Eve date, 1966

A Vietnam veteran enjoys a New Year’s Eve date at the New Yorker hotel in 1966.

Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli await transfer to the Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July Vietnam History, Vietnam War Photos, Vietnam Veterans, American War, American History, Usmc, Marines, Naval History, Military History

Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967

Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. //pagead…

Vietnam War protesters near the Miami Beach Convention Center during the 1972 Democratic Convention in July Convention Centre, Vietnam War, Miami Beach, American History, Life, Us History

Vietnam War protesters in Miami, 1972

Vietnam War protesters near the Miami Beach Convention Center during the 1972 Democratic Convention in July 1972. //

Arriving at a forward area, a U. Air Force helicopter carrying a howitzer is directed in for a landing, ca. February The artillery piece, which was in a rear area and was needed… North Vietnam, Vietnam War, American History, Landing, Carry On, Air Force, Fighter Jets, February, Aircraft

Helicopter carrying a howitzer, 1966

Arriving at a forward area, a U.S. Air Force CH-30 helicopter carrying a 105mm howitzer is directed in for a landing, ca. February 1966. The artillery piece, which was in a rear area and was needed…

Members of the Marine Division complete construction of 105 mm howitzer positions at a mountain-top fire support base, Vietnam, 1968 Vietnam History, Vietnam War Photos, American War, American History, Medal Of Honor Recipients, History Online, Army Veteran, Us Marines, Korean War

Howitzer at a mountain-top support base, 1968

Members of the 3rd Marine Division complete construction of M101 105 mm howitzer positions at a mountain-top fire support base on June 1, 1968. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle…

1967 US soldiers of Companies B and C, Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division during Operation MacArthur, Dak To, Vietnam Military Humor, Military History, Soldiers Coming Home, 4th Infantry Division, Army Infantry, Smoke Signals, Vietnam War Photos, Military Pictures, Vietnam Veterans

Setting off a purple smoke bomb, 1967

Companies B and C, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 1st Bde, 4th Inf Div, assemble on top of Hill 742, located five miles northeast of Dak To, prior to moving out. A purple smoke bomb is ignited in the background …

Richard Nixon has long been suspected of trying to sabotage peace talks in 1968 aimed at ending the Vietnam War. New evidence suggests candidate Nixon indeed pulled strings to persuade the government of South Vietnam to boycott the talks. Vietnam History, Vietnam War Photos, Hue, Navy Corpsman, My War, North Vietnam, Naval, American War, American Soldiers

Treating the injured during Operation Hue City, 1968

D. R. Howe of Glencoe, MN treats the wounds of Private First Class D. A. Crum of New Brighton, PA, “H” Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City. //pagead…