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Vietnam legacy

U.S. Marines, Fort Worth, Tx.
North Vietnamese veteran.
Pham Thi Tranh.
Lieutenant-General Dong Si Nyguen
General Vo Nyguen Giap.
General Vo Nyguen Giap II
U.S. General Westmoreland I
U.S. veterans, Washington D.C.
North Vietnamese amputee
Frederick Downs, platoon leader amputee.
U.S. helicopter playground.
Robert McNamara, ex U.S. Sec. of Defense.
Entertainer Bob Hope.
Hanoi prison.
Amerasian mother and her children
Journalist Wallace Terry.
Wooden prothesis.
War widows, Hanoi.
Captain Van Chia and bat.
William Colby, former CIA chief.
U.S. army dog tags.
Photographer Tim Page.
Most decorated Vietnamese soldier.
Photographer Eddie Adams
North Vietnamese photographer.
Ex U.S. soldier with Vietnamese wife.
Blind veteran, Hanoi.
Blind veterans.
Bomb craters repurposed as rice paddies.
General Vo Nyguen Giap and wife.
Hanoi Hannah.
Zippo lighters, Saigon.
General Zumwalt.
U.S. General Westmoreland II
War cemetery, North Vietnam.
War memorial, Washington D.C.
American tank relic.
Film maker Oliver Stone.
Tran Van Thuy, filmmaker
Saigon war museum.
My Lai massacre survivor Pham Thi Tranh.

Vietnam legacy

This commission from the American magazine LIFE came about when I ventured to Vietnam on a speculative basis to make a series of portraits of key figures who had participated in the war. After showing the series to LIFE magazine editors I was assigned to travel through the United States making portraits of American personnel from General Westmoreland to veteran marines who have long since been forgotten.

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