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TigersFan64
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Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?




























JumpingTheShark
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
It’s Napalm girl for sure.


NATidefan
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
The burned naked girl has to be it. You got burned naked kids screaming and a soldier nonchalantly getting out some chew all in one pic.

Says alot.


Cold Drink
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Napalm girl (who’s still alive BTW). Nothing else comes close.


TigersFan64
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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It’s Napalm girl for sure.


Yeah, I think so too.



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Cold Drink
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
ETA: seen it countless times and even still I start tearing up if I look at it too long. Any father with a daughter will understand


TigersFan64
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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The burned naked girl has to be it. You got burned naked kids screaming and a soldier nonchalantly getting out some chew all in one pic.

Says alot.


Agreed. That photo truly captures the horror of the war.

The girl kneeling at Kent State and the helicopter at the top of the U.S. embassy in Saigon in 1975 are pretty compelling, also.


IllegalPete
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
After seeing the lengths Fake News will go to spread propaganda ("dead" Syrian kid by the sea, screaming kid in cage, "women and children" being attacked by US Border Patrol) I have a hard time believing any of those photos are authentic.


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Tigerbait357
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Napalm girl (who’s still alive BTW). Nothing else comes close.





And this is after a bunch of treatment. Those pictures were horrifying...

God bless her
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TigersFan64
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Napalm girl (who’s still alive BTW).


It's amazing she survived the war.


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JW
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
In Saigon now ... heading to war Remnants museum this weekend - supposedly a very tough exhibition


TigersFan64
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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seen it countless times and even still I start tearing up if I look at it too long. Any father with a daughter will understand


Yes, it's extremely difficult to look at. A very heart-wrenching photo.


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TigersFan64
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
So incredibly sad.


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AlonsoWDC
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Nothing I can say about this incredible conflict could do it justice.

But Ken Burns' series on Vietnam is an absolute must-watch.


willymeaux
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?

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Australian soldiers from 7 RAR waiting to be picked up by US Army helicopters following a cordon and search operation near Phu?c H?i on 26 August 1967.




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Soldiers of the ROK 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam.


Not many people know that ANZAC and ROK forces also sent troops to Vietnam. The ROK forces were known to be very brutal and feared by the NVA.
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The Republic of Korea joined the Vietnam war in 1964 as part of the coalition forces. At its height, there were 48,000 ROK personnel. 320,000 ROK soldiers eventually saw combat in Vietnam with a total of around 16,000 casualties. Only around 4,000 ROK soldiers died in the entire war.

Discovered Vietcong documents warned NVA troops to never engage the South Koreans until full victory was certain. In fact, it was often the South Koreans ambushing the NVA and Vietcong, not vice versa.

ROK counter-insurgency operations were so good that even American commanders felt that South Korean Tactical Areas of Responsibility were the safest bases in Vietnam.

ROK soldiers learned pidgin Vietnamese while on tour due to their distrust of most Vietnamese translators, who they feared were Vietcong spies.

ROK Marines were noted for their more careful planning, greater fire discipline, more effective fire support, and better small unit tactics than their allies.

Village searches by the ROK were terrifying. While Americans would simple do a single sweep with a removal of all civilians for screening at a secure American base, ROK soldiers would conduct several detailed search sweeps and interrogated subjects on the spot. Any hidden weapons in the villages were quickly discovered by ROK troops.

"The Koreans were thorough in their planning and deliberate in their execution of a plan. They usually surrounded an area by stealth and quick movement… The enemy feared the Koreans both for their tactical innovations and for the soldiers' tenacity... The Koreans might not suffer many casualties, might not get too many of the enemy on an operation, but when they brought in seventy-five or a hundred weapons, the Americans wondered where in the world they got them. They appeared to have a natural nose for picking up enemy weapons that were, as far as the enemy thought, securely cached away. Considered opinion was that it was good the Koreans were 'friendlies.'"…

—Official U.S. Report on South Korean Participation in Vietnam, 1973

If ordered to take any captives back to base, “airborne interrogation” was frequent, and the number of prisoners when getting off the helicopter was somehow lower than when they got on.

Some South Korean Operations:

Operation Baek Ma I: 390 NVA killed, 302 weapons captured, no friendly losses
Operation Oh Kak Kyo: 831 VC killed, 659 weapons captured, 23 ROK losses
Operation Hong Kil Dong: 638 NVA, 457 weapons captured, 26 ROK losses


The ROK was eventually sidelined to a defensive duty after several atrocities and massacres were left unsolved by ROC command


ByteMe
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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The burned naked girl has to be it.


That would be my pick, also.

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You got burned naked kids screaming and a soldier nonchalantly getting out some chew all in one pic.


Those "soldiers" were actually reporters/photographers that were dressed in fatigues. They saved her life.

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Says alot.


About you.


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SEClint
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?


Didnt this guy have it coming though? I recall something about the story but dont want to look it up, would just cause me to be researching story after story for more hours. Would end up in the Korean war down some rabbit tunnel.


willymeaux
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Baton Rouge
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Kubrick recreated that photo in Full Metal Jacket




SEClint
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Kubrick
cinematic genius


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saintsfan1977
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Not many people know that ANZAC and ROK forces also sent troops to Vietnam


This is well worth watching.
Battle of Long Tan
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