The Vietnam War was one of the most polarizing conflicts in the history of the United States. A foreign war fought in a foreign land, this battle had a unique backdrop that provided multiple culture clashes between the soldiers and the natives. These photos present a unique look into the war that killed thousands of Americans and Vietnamese alike, and the people, places, and things these people did during the roughly 20-year conflict. There are so many moments that happened to the soldiers and people that were captured on camera, moments that did not always include battle but times when they were relaxing or trying to think of a better place than the situation that they were in.
There are moments of tears and moments of laughter, it is human nature to try and find the solace in a terrible situation and that is exactly what these images capture. This war was a huge black mark on the history of the United States as an entire generation handed over their youth in one of the only mandatory conscriptions in the country's history. What went on over there was kept under wraps for a very long time due to the trauma of it all, now more and more images are surfacing as time has passed and the wounds are beginning to be changed into memories and memories alone. These photos are haunting, we caution you.