President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem (left) is welcomed at the Washington National Airport by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and several other leading government officials, May 1957.
Just three months after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy discusses the Communist threat in Vietnam, March 1961.
Actor John Wayne, star of the pro-war film The Green Berets, signs a soldier's helmet during his visit to Vietnam, June 1966.
Soldiers carry a wounded comrade through the swamps of Vietnam, 1969.
A soldier stands guard in an observation tower as a chaplain holds mass, July 1967.
A young Navy gunner off the shores of South Vietnam, March 1966.
An American G.I. keeps track of the time he has left on his "short time" helmet, 1968.
A Navy nurse checks the medical chart of a Marine aboard a hospital ship off the coast of South Vietnam, April 1966.
U.S. troops of the 101st Airborn Division, 1966
President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes the hands of troops during a visit in Vietnam, December 1967.
Wounded soldiers on the USS Tripoli await medical care; those who required more than six days of hospital care were sent back to the United States, July 1967.
A captured Viet Cong prisoner is blindfolded to prevent escape and marked with information about the circumstances of his capture, February 1966.
A Viet Cong suspect (sitting) is blindfolded for interrogation, December 1968.
The remains of the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam, after Viet Cong terrorists exploded a bomb in its garage; two Americans were killed, and 107 Americans and Vietnamese were injured in the blast, December 1964.
Vietnam War protesters in Wichita, Kansas, 1967.
The bodies of U.S. Marines lie half buried after a long and bloody battle at Khe Sanh, 1968.
General William Westmoreland and President Lyndon B. Johnson speak closely, December 1967.
Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk protesting in the streets of Saigon, allows himself to be burned to death, 11 June 1963.
A U.S. lieutenant, a prisoner of war until 1973, is met by his family at a military base in California upon his return from Vietnam.
A Vietnamese woman carries her wounded child away from the fighting; warfare continued for two years following the departure of U.S. troops in 1973.
Following the withdrawal of U.S. forces, an onslaught by the NLF army forces thousands of Vietnamese to flee the South in buses, jeeps, cars, and military vehicles.
North Vietnamese tanks roll through the Presidential Palace ground in Saigon on 30 April 1975.
With the fall of Saigon and the end to the war in Vietnam, Time magazine deems the late Ho Chi Minh "The Victor," May 1975.