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Viet Cong soldiers armed with rifles and grenades during fighting in the Quang Tri - Thua Thien area during the Vietnam War, circa

Members of the 5th Viet Cong Division, D445 Battalion and some North Vietnamese soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam.  These photos were captured during 5RAR’s (Royal Australian Regiment) second tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-70.

The Bitter End - February 1969 - Viet Cong attack 110 targets throughout South Vietnam including Saigon. Members of the Viet Cong Division, Battalion and some North Vietnamese soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam.

South Vietnamese civilians, among the few survivors of two days of heavy fighting, huddle together in the aftermath of an attack by government troops to retake the post at Dong Xoai. Horst Faas - 1965 Photo Contest | World Press Photo

In this June 1965 photo, South Vietnamese civilians, among the few survivors of two days of heavy fighting, huddle together in the aftermath of an attack by government troops to retake the post at Dong Xoai, Vietnam. (Photo by AP Photo/Horst Faas)

An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down. The pilot ejects and opens his parachute. This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam).

September 1966 - An American warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot of the aircraft was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973

Since 1973, the remains of more than 900 Americans killed in the Vietnam War have been identified & returned to their families for burial with full military honors.  For more than a decade the United States has conducted joint field activities with the governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to recover the remains of missing Americans.  Today, more than 1,600 Americans remain unaccounted for from the conflict.

US Air Force Captain Wilmer Newk Grubb is given first aid by his captors in North Vietnam. He was taken prisoner after ejecting over North Viet Nam on Jan. and died in captivity 10 days later.

Tet Offensive, 1968: VC KIAs on the perimeter of the Da Nang base. Tet was a military catastrophe for the VC but a huge victory otherwise thanks to US media reporting.

March 1968 - 48 U. Army soldiers are killed during an ambush at Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon. NLF/NVA killed by U. Air Force perimeter security during an attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon during the Tet Offensive,

vintage everyday: Rarely Seen Vintage Photos of Vietnam War

Hercules drops supplies to Airborne Brigade during Operation Junction City in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam, 1967

In this Jan. 1, 1966 file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire at Bao Trai, about 20 miles west of Saigon, Vietnam. AP / Horst Faas

Horst Faas: In this Jan. 1966 file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire at Bao Trai, about 20 miles west of Saigon, Vietnam.

In this December 1965 file photo shot by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, a U.S. 1st Division soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and school children return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat, Vietnam. AP / Horst Faas

Vietnam War : In this December 1965 file photo shot by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, a U. Division soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and school children return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat, Vietnam