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The men pictured here are former Viet Cong. Under the Chieu Hoi program, they abandoned the Communist side and were outfitted to fight for the government in Saigon. (1970)

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The men pictured here are former Viet Cong. Under the Chieu Hoi program, they abandoned the Communist side and were outfitted to fight for the government in Saigon. (1970)

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POW Capt. Larry E. Carrigan returns home, 1973.
Capt. Carrigan was the navigator/bombardier on a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. He and the pilot were forced to eject over North Vietnam, south of Hanoi, when their plane was hit by enemy fire on 23 AUG 1967. The pilot was never found and was declared dead in October of 1973.

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POW Capt. Larry E. Carrigan returns home, 1973.

Capt. Carrigan was the navigator/bombardier on a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. He and the pilot were forced to eject over North Vietnam, south of Hanoi, when their plane was hit by enemy fire on 23 AUG 1967. The pilot was never found and was declared dead in October of 1973.

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US Army nurse at the 24th Evac Hospital, 1971

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US Army nurse at the 24th Evac Hospital, 1971

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Vietnam veterans against the war and other anti-war activists march in protest near Convention Hall in Miami, Fla., Aug. 22, 1972, as the Republican National Convention opened. Disabled Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, holding an upside down American flag as a symbol of distress, is seen in the march. (AP Photo)

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Vietnam veterans against the war and other anti-war activists march in protest near Convention Hall in Miami, Fla., Aug. 22, 1972, as the Republican National Convention opened. Disabled Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, holding an upside down American flag as a symbol of distress, is seen in the march. (AP Photo)

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Photography: Life Magazine

Photography: Life Magazine

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An American and a couple of South Vietnamese soldiers teamed up to carry a wounded American soldier during a fire fight near Fire Base O’Reilly, a mountaintop position west of Hue, South Vietnam. Several in the unit there were wounded after running into an enemy force.A. P. Wirephoto SEP 28 1970

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An American and a couple of South Vietnamese soldiers teamed up to carry a wounded American soldier during a fire fight near Fire Base O’Reilly, a mountaintop position west of Hue, South Vietnam. Several in the unit there were wounded after running into an enemy force.
A. P. Wirephoto SEP 28 1970

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Nurse of the 91st Evac Hospital in Chu Lai, 1970

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Nurse of the 91st Evac Hospital in Chu Lai, 1970

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Young Marine, 1970.

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Young Marine, 1970.

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It was my first Mas-Cal, short for mass casualty situation, and although the instructors back in basic had warned us what to expect, no amount of warning could have ever prepared me for the sheer numbers of mutilated young bodies that the helicopters kept bringing to the 71st. ‘Now you’ll see how we really earn our money,’ Slim said. The emergency room floor was practically covered with blood. Dozens of gurneys were tightly packed into the ER, with barely enough space for medical people to move between them. And the helicopters were still bringing more. Dead bodies in Glad bags were lined up outside the ER doors, to be moved to the morgue as there was time. The moans and screams of so many wounded were mixed up with the shouted orders of doctors and nurses. One soldier vomited on my fatigues while I was inserting an IV needle into his arm. Another grabbed my hand and refused to let go. A blond infantry lieutenant begged me to give him enough morphine to kill him so he wouldn’t feel any more pain. A black sergeant went into a seizure and died while Carl and I were examining his small frag wound. ‘Duty, honor, country,’ Carl said sarcastically. ‘I’d love to have Richard Nixon here for one week.’

Lynda Van Devanter, operating room nurse (via vietnamwarera)