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US Senator and future Presidental candidate Captain John McCain of the US Navy is shown being brought to shore seconds after his capture by North Vietnamese soldiers. The Trúc Bach Lake, in Hanoi, North Vietnam. October 26th 1967. McCain was on his 23rd bombing mission when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a North Vietnamese missile. He almost drowned when he parachuted into this lake, but the North Vietnamese found him and brought him to shore. That's when his hell finally began. A few soldiers used their rifle buttstocks to crush his shoulder, and another bayoneted him, and after that he was transfered to the Hòa Lò Prison, known famously as the "Hanoi Hilton." Despite being seriously injured his captors refused to treat him, and in fact they began to beat and interrogate him. Captain McCain spent six weeks in a hospital where he received only basic care. He soon lost fifty pounds, was in a chest cast and his some of his hair turned white, and he was only given better care after it was discovered his father was a high ranking US Navy admiral. In December of the same year he was placed in a cell with two other Americans who thought he wouldn't live for longer than a week, but he proved them wrong despite his health problems and constant interrogations. In March of 1968 he was placed in solitary confinment, where he would remain for two years. In mid 1968, his father was made commander of all American forces in the Vietnam theater, and the North Vietnamese offered McCain an early release because they wanted to appear merciful for propaganda, and to send a message to other American POWs that elite prisoners would be given better treatment. Captain McCain refused unless every man taken in before him would also be released, so as a result he stayed a prisoner of war. CONTINUED BELOW ⬇⬇⬇

Guys I was extremely busy so nothing much today. So here is a Caption This! Comments below guys. #america #American #epic #badass #wow #cool #awesome #soldier #tired #Vietnam #Vietnamwar #world #history #deep #faith #God

"US armored units move back into a combat base recently turned over to Vietnamese forces.
In Washington, the US Senate, in a second rebuff of President Nixon’s Vietnam policies, voted for a total US withdrawal from Indochina by spring 1972.
Spanning almost 20 years, the war caused massive destruction and loss of 54,300 American troops.
Credits: ©War History Online through Zenith Press."
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Photo and caption uploaded by: @war_amateur
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#historiansunion #vietnamwar #vietnam #historiansunionbest

August 22nd 1967 - Part 1/2 - Operation WAIMEA, a part of Operation BARKING SANDS, was conducted from 22 through 26 August. In addition to an organic battalion of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, WAIMEA included the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry placed under 1st Brigade's operational control from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Separate), and the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the 7th Regiment (ARVN). The operation was conducted along the RACH TRA, from XT7507 to the Saigon River at XY814079 and along the opposite bank of the SAIGON River from XT8109 to XT8208. The area of operation was known to be a VC haven because of the thick terrain and extensive canals flowing from the SAIGON River. The operation was designed to drive the VC from the area and to destroy their base camps and fortifications. Contact throughout the operation was limited, however, to engagement of VC in sampans and destruction of fortifications, many of which were booby trapped. Civic action operations were taken to assist the RD cadre and population at nearby TAN THAN DONG (XT7511) and to provide medical assistance at BAO TRAM (XT722156). #vietnam #vietnamwar #vc #vietcong #nva #war #warishell #us #usa #unitedstates #america #unitedstatesofamerica #planes #tanks #guns #cars #boats #helicopter #huey #m16 #m14 #m60 #m1helmet #army #marines #usmc #historiansunion
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Dragon M60A2 WIP: decals set and stowage painted. Now all that is left before the weathering is busting out the road wheels tomorrow. So this kit comes with remarkably little clear plastic parts, which requires hand painting of vision blocks and gun sights in order to avoid a bland finish. The blue of these items should get toned down with weathering, but I do enjoy the splash of color the provide. #scalemodelsworld #skalefreaks #m60a2 #starship #m60 #vietnam #vietnamwar #modeltank #modeltanks #plasticmodel #plasticmodelkit #dragonmodels

A Viet Cong soldier realizes his American enemy is not unlike his own countrymen. @VietnamWarPBS premieres Sept 17, 9/8c. #VietnamWarPBS

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Captured US army plane sitting in the DMZ area of the Khe Sahn combat base 🛩 #vietnamwar #dmz #military

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A M67 "Zippo" tank burning targets near Da Nang, Vietnam (circa 1966). The M67 was designed between 1952-1954 on the M47 Patton chassis for the Marine Corps. It is nicknamed after the iconic cigarette lighter brand Zippo, which was popular among the soldiers during the Vietnam War.
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沢田教一の作品を観にきました。 #sawadakyoichi #sawada #vietnamwar #pressphotos

The first deep-conversation with open mind. Still waiting for the opportunity for a pic. #veteran #VietVet #VietnamWar #trueman #sincere #7hours #interview #goodstart #25thCompany #bluedragon #theSwan

Ayo!! Buruan daftarkan diri dan keluarga anda!! Karena kami
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"I pitied the French for their naïveté in believing they had to visit a country in order to exploit it. Hollywood was much more efficient, imagining the countries it wanted to exploit." 👏👏👏👏👏 By this succinct yet powerful citation, Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks out the problem of how Hollywood often misrepresent non-white people in their sacred movies and we call it as entertainment.
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Fire Support Base Coral, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam, 1968.

Informal portrait of a group of junior officers, mostly from 102 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA). The soldiers are, left to right: Captain Don Tait, Artillery Officer of B Company, 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR); Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Bob Lowry, Right Section Commander, 102 Field Battery; 2nd Lt Matt Cleland, Left Section Commander, 102 Field Battery; Lt Ian Ahearn, Gun Position Officer, 102 Field Battery; Captain David Brook, Battery Captain, 102 Field Battery. Lt Ahearn is holding an M16 rifle, while Captain Brook has a 9mm F1 submachine gun slung over his right shoulder.

Lest we forget.

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Crawling through the tunnels just like the Viet Congs #backpackers #vietnamwar #tunnels

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