The compassion & horrors of war -- Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (center, with bandaged head) reaches toward a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight south of the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam, October
30 Oct Da Nang, Vietnam — U. Marines inspect bodies of Viet Cong killed during attack October on Marine defensive position on the outskirts of the Da Nang Air Base. During the battle, a company of Marines, outnumbered repelled the.
Medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., treats a U. infantryman who suffered a head wound when a Viet Cong bullet pierced his helmet during a three-hour battle in war zone D, about 50 miles northeast of Saigon. June Photo by Henri Huet
VIETNAM ¥ In this April 1975 file photo, people try to scale the wall of the U. Embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters, as the last of the Americans depart from Vietnam. The Vietnam War ended on April