Some iconic photos from the Vietnam War

Iconic Photos of the Vietnam War and Their Influence on Collective Memory >>>

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Paratroopers of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade hold their automatic weapons above water as they cross a river in the rain during a search for Viet Cong positions in the jungle area of Ben Cat, South Vietnam. Sept. 25, 1965 (AP Photo/Henri Huet, File)
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Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border, in Vietnam. March 1965 (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)

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             A U.S. Army soldier wears a hand lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, in Vietnam. June 18, 1965  (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
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Women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire at Bao Trai, about 20 miles west of Saigon, Vietnam. Jan. 1, 1966 (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
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U.S. Army helicopters providing support for U.S. ground troops  fly into a staging area fifty miles northeast of Saigon, Vietnam. 1966 (AP Photo/Henri Huet, File)
Medic James E. Callahan of  Pittsfield, Mass., treats a U.S. infantryman who suffered a head wound when a Viet Cong bullet pierced his helmet during a three-hour battle in war zone D, about 50 miles northeast of Saigon. June 17, 1967 (AP Photo/Henri Huet, File)
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South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive. Feb. 1, 1968 (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)

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A South Vietnamese woman mourns over the body of her husband, found with 47 others in a mass grave near Hue, Vietnam. April 1969 (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)

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Nine year old Kim Phuc runs down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack. June 8, 1972  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War. March 17, 1973 file photo (AP Photo/Sal Veder, File)

Survivors of Dong Xoai Massacre, South Vietnam, by Horst Faas 1971

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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. April 29, 1975 (AP Photo/Neal Ulevich, File)
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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. April 29, 1975 (AP Photo/File)

The Immolation of Quang Duc