Cool Old School Pictures From Vietnam

Vietnam War pictures aren't all images of pain. While there are many photos like those, and some of them are famous, there are also endless pictures simply showing young soldiers being young. Unseen photos from Vietnam portray soldiers relaxing, goofing off, going about mundane activities, posing with cute animals, or looking cool and unafraid for the folks back home.

Far from home with a lot of time on their hands, they took photos of their everyday lives. Pictures were sent back home so their parents would know they were okay, and many of these have since made their way to the internet.

Here are the coolest, old school pictures of the people and machines that fought the Vietnam War.

Photo: Taken by Pacific Stars and Stripes photographer / Wikipedia / Public Domain

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    Sharing His Favorite Tunes

    Sharing His Favorite Tunes
    Photo: u/Hayden9001 / Reddit
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    Taking A Break With A Monkey

    Taking A Break With A Monkey
    Photo: A Former Redditor / Reddit
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    Giving A Skeptical Glance To The Camera

    Giving A Skeptical Glance To The Camera
    Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
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    Holding An M-60

    Holding An M-60
    Photo: u/arse_garblin / Reddit
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    Taking A Break While On Patrol

    Taking A Break While On Patrol
    Photo: SP4 Dennis J. Kurpius, 221st Signal Company / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
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    Writing Home

    Writing Home
    Photo: Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    501 votes