While America was well aware of the conditions in Vietnam in the 1950s, the first 3,500 Marines did not land at Da Nang, Vietnam until March 8, 1965.
By 1968, more than 549,000 men and women were “in country.” The period of America’s involvement, 1965 to 1973, would become so decisive as to fracture the public view of the war versus that of what government officials were saying.
While this anti-war turmoil was expanding, all American servicemen and women fighting the war wished for one thing: “Get back to the World on a Freedom Bird.”
Our collections from this war include weapons, uniforms, photographs, flags and much more.
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UH1- Huey Iroquois