Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A doctor shouts. South Viet Nam, 1966 Plate signed, in the Negative with the note (right side)"UPI KYOICHI SAWADA 1/30/66"; Verso: Stamped: "Property of Newspaper Division", "Feb 1966", and "Field Enterprises, Inc."; also Inscribed in ball point on the verso "Casualties American, Vietnam War-1966" Foundry/Publisher UPI Radiotelephoto by KYOICHI SAWADA
Hamburger Hill. 23 Nov 1967, Dak To, South Vietnam. Hill 875 Casualty. Swathed in battle dressings, but still gripping his weapon, a wounded soldier of the 173rd Airborne awaits evacuation from Hill 875. American troops captured the summit of Hill 875 (and wondered why) climaxing the longest and costliest battle of the Vietnam war. The battle claimed the lives of 280 Americans and nearly 1400 North Vietnamese. © Bettmann/CORBIS @USArmy
12 Apr 1968, Saigon, Vietnam --- 4/12/1968-Saigon, Vietnam- Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division look at the bodies of more than 50 Viet Cong killed in the Battle of Good Friday 80 miles NW of Saigon 4/12. The Infantry Division was participating in Operation Complete Victory when their campsite was attacked. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
"Clifford Chester Sims, a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient. Sims was honored for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He threw himself on a triggered booby-trap device, taking the entire blast to save his squad."
My father was in Laos and Cambodia as a military adviser in the early 60's, but we were never there according to official reports! What are our advisers doing now back in Iraq? Boots are on the ground people, wake up! Our military men and women are actively engaged in this fight. Please don't gloss over this fact for your "moral outrage" about the wars.