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1966 | Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (center) moves to try and comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight during the Vietnam War. Photographed for an essay that ran in the October 28, 1966, issue of LIFE, this Larry Burrows picture —now regarded as one of the handful of utterly indispensable images from the war —did not appear in the magazine until February 1971.

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

Men of the 101st Airborne during a sweep of an area around the Fire Support Base that protected the ontagnard village of Mai Loc/October 1969

Men of the Airborne during a sweep of an area around the Fire Support Base that protected the Montagnard village of Mai Loc/October 1969

American Marines in combat at the old Vietnamese DMZ the American ground troops never crossed the DMZ but came close to. This marine was injured in combat his fellow men help him. This campaign happen during the Tet offensive when the US tried to stop the NVA from getting into South Vietnam on the DMZ.

American Marines aid wounded comrades during Operation Prairie near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October 1966

30 Oct 1965, Da Nang, Vietnam — U.S. Marines inspect bodies of Viet Cong killed during attack October 30th on Marine defensive position on the outskirts of the Da Nang Air Base. During the battle, a company of Marines, outnumbered 4-1, repelled the...

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.

The Vietnam War Era

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

LIFE Behind the Picture: Larry Burrows’ ‘Reaching Out,’ Vietnam, 1966 | LIFE.com

Image not published in original story in LIFE. American Marines aid wounded comrades during Operation Prairie near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October (LIFE Magazine photographer Larry Burrows).

In this April 29, 1975 file photo, people try to scale the 14-foot wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, trying to reach evacuation helicopters, as the last of the Americans depart from Vietnam.  The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975.

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

Vietnam War

LIFE Magazine Covers Vietnam - Wounded U. Marine being helped to safety by his buddies during fire fight with Vietcong - July 1965 - Photographer: Bill Eppridge.

1967 Dan Rather Vietnam War Photo CBS Radio Print Ad

1967 Dan Rather Vietnam War photo CBS Radio print ad

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