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60 Rare Vietnam War Photos

Uncategorized | February 26, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

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! 

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

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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. 

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.