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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
I’d want Animal Mother in my squad for sure.


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Cold Drink
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Yeah the dude getting shot was a POS Viet cong who had just been caught killing women and children IIRC. And yes I know we had POS on our side who did the exact same.

What a fricked up war. Stupidest American foreign policy blunder (not to mention domestic) and not even close.

We had no business being there.


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Ted2010
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Didnt this guy have it coming though?


Yes he did. He slit the throat of a S. Vietnamese officer, his wife and kids too. Guy certainly had it coming.


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Obtuse1
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Ut's "Napalm Girl", Adam's "Execution" and Browne's "Burning Monk" are the three that come to mind without even seeing your list.

While technically not a picture of or even during the US involvement in Vietnam the Monk has always been the most powerful photo of the three for me. It always represented a time and a place to me that could produce a level of resolve in a human that I could not begin to fathom. It foreshadowed a level of determination and metal that we would have done well to see.


Jim Rockford
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
The Odd Angry Shot is an Australian movie about Vietnam. One of the better films about the war.


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ByteMe
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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While technically not a picture of or even during the US involvement in Vietnam the Monk has always been the most powerful photo


It's very powerful, but most Americans had never heard of Vietnam when this occurred. Like you said, this photo was taken prior to the Vietnam War.
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northshorebamaman
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Ut's "Napalm Girl", Adam's "Execution" and Browne's "Burning Monk" are the three that come to mind without even seeing your list.
agreed


Proximo
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
The execution photo is most iconic imo


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PeteRose
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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Napalm girl


Phan Thi Kim Phuc

In 1996, gave a speech at the United States Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day. In her speech, she said that one cannot change the past, but everyone can work together for a peaceful future.

1994, was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

2004, Kim Phúc was made a member of the Order of Ontario, and received an honorary Doctorate of Law from York University for her work to support child victims of war around the world.


2005, she was awarded an honorary degree in Law from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

2011, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Lethbridge.[36] On May 19, 2016, she was awarded a Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa by Saint Mary's University (Halifax).


In 1997 she established the first Kim Phúc Foundation in the U.S., with the aim of providing medical and psychological assistance to child victims of war

February 11, 2019 Kim Phúc was awarded the 2019 Dresden Peace Prize in recognition of her work with UNESCO and as an activist for peace

If that’s not a redemption story, I don’t know what is. Take that Jamie Lannister.











PeteRose
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In Saigon now


Cool that you call it Saigon like some of the locals and southerners. Watch out for those motorbikes.


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Obtuse1
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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If that’s not a redemption story


I don't know if I would consider her's a redemption story as she had nothing to redeem herself from. It is more of an overcoming adversity story with a healthy dose of forgiveness.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Most all of those are pretty powerful.


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jdd48
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
Here's a video of her today. She's still getting treated for the wounds she suffered.

LINK


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Placebeaux
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GetCocky11
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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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.


Yeah, apparently the guy getting shot in that photo was accused of just murdering a South Vietnamese Lt. Col. and his family.

I think people were freaked out by it because the guy was a Viet Cong fighter in civilian clothing. Most people tend to not look at context so they'd probably assume it was just some random civilian getting shot, maybe?


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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
When I was at LSU I worked with a guy who was a chopper pilot in Vietnam. He always told me the ROK and Australians where some of the most bad arse troops he ever was around. They did not play.
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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
I particularly enjoy that picture because I know the background to it and because well...frick Communists.


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Sayre
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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.


While that is the image that first jumped to my mind before I ever even clicked to open this, there are others there that are just about as iconic. It's not a run away win for napalm girl.


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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?


In other news Woody Allen is dating again!


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: Most iconic photo of the Vietnam War?
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It's not a run away win for napalm girl.


Lulz


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