Photos of the Vietnam War Not Shown in History Books

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Pictured here is an American Air Cavalry helicopter, airlifting supplies into an outpost during Operation Pegasus. The year was 1968, in Vietnam, at a Marine outpost. The red flag really contrasts the dark helicopter.

Pictured here are new recruits undergoing mandatory physical examinations in the city of Haiphong. At first the system only admitted volunteers. Service became mandatory in 1973; all able-bodied men had to be drafted.

Pictured here are soldiers during target practice; using overhead targets in the city of Thanh Tri. Although the rifles were not state-of-the-art, the Vietnamese were able to be a major thorn in the US’s side.