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A Marine takes a well-earned break during a lull in fighting near Da Nang, July 1967 (LCPL D.J. Brusch/Marine Corps/National Archives)

A Marine takes a well-earned break during a lull in fighting near Da Nang, July 1967 (LCPL D.J. Brusch/Marine Corps/National Archives)

Source / August 29, 2014 / 88

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Vietnam Helmet Graffiti: "As is the case with so many other things, the conflict in Vietnam put its own unique stamp on the things we wrote on our helmets." (Marc Leepson, 30 July 2010)

August 29, 2014, 12:00pm / 266

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Marine PFC Leo LeMaitre and Chaplain John Craven during the 7th Marine Regiment campaign in the Chosin area/Korea

Marine PFC Leo LeMaitre and Chaplain John Craven during the 7th Marine Regiment campaign in the Chosin area/Korea

Source / August 28, 2014 / 37

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Sgt Frank Praytor feeding canned milk to his two-week old war kitten, named Miss Hap, with a medicine dropper/18 October 1952.

Praytor and his fellow Marines adopted Miss Hap after her mother was killed by a mortar barrage near Bunker Hill. The name, Sgt Prayor explained, was given to the kitten "because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Sgt Frank Praytor feeding canned milk to his two-week old war kitten, named Miss Hap, with a medicine dropper/18 October 1952.

Praytor and his fellow Marines adopted Miss Hap after her mother was killed by a mortar barrage near Bunker Hill. The name, Sgt Prayor explained, was given to the kitten "because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Source / August 28, 2014 / 830

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LCpl William G. Cox emerging from a VC tunnel discovered in the Batangan Peninsula. When mapped, it was over 158 yards long and two levels deep.

LCpl William G. Cox emerging from a VC tunnel discovered in the Batangan Peninsula. When mapped, it was over 158 yards long and two levels deep.

Source / August 27, 2014 / 62

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A UH-1B[D] heli preparing for a resupply mission 20 miles southwest of Dak To, December 1967

A UH-1B[D] heli preparing for a resupply mission 20 miles southwest of Dak To, December 1967

Source / August 27, 2014 / 73

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A US soldier carrying a wounded soldier of ROKA to a first aid station after being wounded in a fight against the North Korean forces

A US soldier carrying a wounded soldier of ROKA to a first aid station after being wounded in a fight against the North Korean forces

Source / August 27, 2014 / 73

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A post-strike photograph of the area west of the Naktong River, near Waegwan showing where USAF bombers made a mass strike on 16 August 1950

A post-strike photograph of the area west of the Naktong River, near Waegwan showing where USAF bombers made a mass strike on 16 August 1950

Source / August 27, 2014 / 24

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