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Medic Thomas Cole of Richmond, Virginia, looks up with his one unbandaged eye as he continues to treat wounded S.Sgt. Harrison Pell of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, during a firefight, January 30, 1966

Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures

Medic Thomas Cole of Richmond, Virginia, looks up with his one unbandaged eye as…

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April 30, 1975, with the fall of   Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

The Vietnam War in pictures: the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April 30, 1975, with the fall of   Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

The Vietnam War in pictures: the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April 30, 1975, with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

The Vietnam War in pictures: the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

The Vietnam War ended 35 years ago, on April with the fall of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to communist troops from the north.

▶ President Lyndon B. Johnson, "Why We Are in Vietnam" - YouTube

President Lyndon B. Johnson, "Why We Are in Vietnam" Press conference, July 1965

Marines emerge from their foxholes south of the DMZ after a third night of fighting against North Vietnamese troops in September 1966. The helicopter on the left was shot down when it came in to resupply the unit  Photograph: Henri Huet/AP

Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures

Marines emerge from their foxholes south of the DMZ after a third night of fighting against North Vietnamese troops in September 1966. The helicopter on the left was shot down when it came in to resupply the unit Photograph: Henri Huet/AP

A captain of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade.  #VietnamWarMemories

A captain of the Light Infantry Brigade determining where the hell he's at.

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Than Son Nut airport. First group of Vietcong P.s (prisoners of war) being exchanged and flown to Hanoi.

Operation Pegasus, Vietnam, 1968. Larry Burrows—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Khe Sanh and Operation Pegasus: Scenes From Vietnam, 1968

Photos from Operation Pegasus, a joint U. and South Vietnamese push by men to lift the siege of Khe Sanh in

An American soldier cradles a dog while under siege during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - [[MORE]]namraka:Original caption: VIET NAM - 1968: American soldier cradling dog while under siege at Khe Sanh. (Photo by Larry Burrows/Time Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)  Battle of Khe Sanh - Wikipedia

An American soldier cradles a dog while under siege during the Battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 - [[MORE]] namraka: Original caption: VIET NAM - American soldier cradling dog while under siege.

Times were tough during the Vietnam War. Not just for the soldiers, but for the nurses who cared for them as well.  These women served in the hospitals, patching up the wounded young men. They saw the war, the wounds and the lack of support the soldiers experienced when they came home to the United States.  Read the article "Sisterhood of Vietnam War"

Valerie Buchan - assigned to the Evacuation Hospital in Cu Chi in September 1968 where she worked as the head nurse in the emergency room. She served in Vietnam until the fall of

A Marine tries to help a wounded friend during an assault at the 'Citadel Wall' in Hue, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. 08 Feb 1968, Hue, South Vietnam. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

08 Feb Hue, South Vietnam --- A young marine tries to help a wounded friend during an assault at the 'Citadel Wall' in Hue, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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