50 Declassified And Unseen Photos From The Vietnam War

By | September 9, 2022

The Red Cross "Donut Dollies" who served in Vietnam.

Do you get tired of the same old Vietnam war photos? Well don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with plenty of unseen pictures of what life was like for soldiers in Vietnam as well as their civilian counterparts in America. While the troops were fighting in a nearly 20 year war, they took a ton of photos that capture the every day life of troops in the jungle and it was a lot more interesting than you think.

We’ve got shots of USO shows, giant snakes, rock band that braved the wilds of the jungle to perform for our troops, and so much more waiting for you. So scroll on and get ready for a look at what life was really like during the Vietnam War. Let’s go! 

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It’s a dangerous business going out your front door - especially if your front door was in Vietnam in the 1960s and ‘70s. The “Donut Dollies were a group of women who volunteered with the Red Cross as part of a program called Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas. The Dollies brought sweets, treats, and their own brand of wholesome entertainment to the soldiers who definitely appreciated this unique taste of hometown America.

These young women made huge sacrifices and made a positive difference in the lives of the servicemen they worked with. It’s their attempts at raising morale that likely kept many of the soldiers going throughout this long war. 

Raquel Welch dancing with Vietnam Soldiers in 1967.

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Raquel Welch was one of the most fervent supporters of American troops fighting in Vietnam amongst Hollywood celebrities. Rather than simply be vocal in her support, she went along with Bob Hope on his 1967 USO trip where she’d do whatever she could to give the men a little taste of home - she even cut a rug with a few soldiers.

During the shows in Saigon Welch performed solo, she danced, and she even took part in a comedy duo with Bob Hope where she added a little flavor to his performance. She was a performer that the boys definitely looked forward to.