60 Rare Vietnam War Photos

By | February 22, 2019

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. 

Two US soldiers holding a dead python in Vietnam (1971).

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When our boys in the US military were shipped out to Vietnam they faced an entirely new collection of problems than they were trained for. This war was made up of jungle warfare, and while that presented it’s own unique set of issues, there was also the concern of new and terrifying animals that we definitely don’t have in the states.

Imagine getting your boots the ground only to find an entirely new landscape filled with giant snakes that could swallow you whole. It takes guts to pick up a monstrous carnivore like this, so these soldiers definitely have guts.