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Fire Star Press: When a Warrior is Away for the Holidays - How Mike Carpenter in FAMILY SECRETS by Zina Abbott spent his Thanksgiving.

Vietnam War: “Home is where you dig” was the sign over a fighting bunker,

US Marine of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1969. ~ Vietnam War

Marine of the Battalion, Marines, 1969 ~ Vietnam War Welcome to the jungle, dude.

MACV-SOG One-Zero team leader Kenneth Bowra, 1971 ~ Vietnam War Soldier carries an XM177-E1

MACV-SOG One-Zero team leader Kenneth Bowra, 1971 ~ Vietnam War Soldier carries an

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Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

Lightly-wounded civilians and troops attempt to push their way aboard a South Vietnamese evacuation helicopter hovering over a stretch of Highway 13 near An Loc in Vietnam on June 25, 1972.

Photos: A Look Back at the Vietnam War on the 35th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

Lightly-wounded civilians and troops attempt to push their way aboard a South Vietnamese evacuation helicopter hovering over a stretch of Highway 13 near An Loc in Vietnam on June

Soldier of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, 1969.

Soldier of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, 1969.

The Vietnam War Era

The Vietnam War Era

U.S. Navy SEALs ~ Vietnam War

Navy SEAL history began in 1942 when volunteers for special missions came together and trained in Virginia Beach. These earliest SEAL predecessors distinguished

"On Target: A Marine sniper team with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines [1/9] opens fire on the enemy while participating in Operation Dewey Canyon. The multi-battalion offensive thrust in the jungles just northwest of the A Shau Valley netted the Marines 436 enemy killed during the first 30 days of the operation. (Official USMC photo by LCpl D.L. Randolph)." From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, Quantico, Virginia. OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

A Marine sniper team with Battalion, Marines opens fire on the enemy while participating in Operation Dewey Canyon. The multi-battalion offensive thrust in the jungles just northwest of.

The Bitter End - October 9, 1971 - Members of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division refuse an assignment to go out on patrol by expressing "a desire not to go." This is one in a series of American ground troops engaging in "combat refusal."

The Bitter End - October 1971 - Members of the U. Air Cavalry Division refuse an assignment to go out on patrol by expressing "a desire not to go." This is one in a series of American ground troops engaging in "combat refusal.

The soldiers had to try to keep each other lifted up but when some soldiers were going to shell shock there was no helping them they would have to leave the mind.

soldiers near Hue dragging a wounded comrade to safety. I wasn't very old, but I remember Vietnam on the news every night.

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: RELIVE THE TIMES: Unseen Vietnam War Pictures

They fought and fought. It rained and rained. but these Battalion, Cavalry soldiers fought on for more than three weeks until the enemy was driven from Hue.