Reaching for Rescue, Vietnam. 1968
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“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.” – Aldous Huxley.

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Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s
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The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War vetererns of the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary shake hands
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Two Civil War veterans from both sides shake hands at Gettysburg – 1913
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Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951
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Harlem Hellfighters – Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, (15th N.Y. National Guard Regiment) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, WWI -1919
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American soldiers returning from WWI on the USS Agamemnon, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1918
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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses paratroopers on June 5th, the night before D-Day, WWII, 1944
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American Paratroopers about to jump into Normandy, June 6 1944
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Troops in an LCVP landing craft approaching Omaha Beach, Normandy, FR. D-Day; June 6th, 1944
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D-Day June 6, 1944
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Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 6, 1944
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Soldier struggling to survive the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944
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Soviet sniper Vassili Zaitsev leads 2 sniper students, winter of 1942, Stalingrad
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Soviet female snipers
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Soviet infantry charge through smoke during the WW2
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Soviet snipers train at ranging aircraft
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Soviet troops fly the Hammer and Sickle above the Reichstag in Berlin, May, 1945
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American soldier taking down a sign from a street named after Adolf Hitler in 1945
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American soldier standing in the rubble of The Mounument to the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig Germany, 1945
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African American soldier looks pleased to guard captured Nazi German soldiers. April 1945
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Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie moves to comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight for Hill 484 during the Vietnam War, 1966
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The morning after a long night awaiting a Viet Cong ambush that never came. 40 miles East of Saigon, Vietnam, 1965
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Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, Vietnam, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border. March 1965
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Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968
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Pinned down by gun fire, a U.S. medic looks over a wounded comrade, Phu Loi, South Vietnam, 1966
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Fallen soldier being raised to helicopter in Vietnam War 1966
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Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming
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PFC Kyle Hockenberry who lost both legs and his left arm in an IED explosion
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Fallen Soldiers Returning Home
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“All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.” – The Dalai Lama

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