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Today, a photograph of blood stains and broken glass on a street after a car bombing is about the extent of what most Americans will ever see on the nightly news, on bale shows or in their newspapers. 1968: The Viet Cong join forces with the North Vietnamese and launch massive attacks against South Vietnam. begins the first aerial bombing in North Vietnam on March 2 and then sends the first combat troops on March 8. In 1971, part of the Pentagon Papers are published. The headline splashed across the page read "Saigon Surrenders To The Reds" and was the final chapter of the U. Henry Kissinger admitted that the Vietnam War didn't further America's objective, but was quoted as wanting to look towards the future, rather than dwelling on this event. The Lubbock Avalanche Journal published its Vietnam War newspaper edition on April 30, 1975, that signified Saigon's fall to the communists. The Vietnam War newspaper said that 56,000 South Vietnamese, in addition to 6,000 Americans, were evacuated from Saigon. in 1965 when troops were sent over to fight in the conflict between South and North Vietnam. Also included in Vietnam War records are the command chronologies for the U. Vietnam War records also offer lists of commanding officers, locations where individual units were located during the war, award recipients, situation reports and local community involvement by units in Vietnam. Vietnam War records are maintained by the military in many cases and include lists of casualties, those missing in action and prisoners of war. These Vietnam War records typically include organization information, event narratives, victories and losses, and a chronological list of important events participated in by that unit. and enemy operations were examined and these Vietnam War records are available also. Currently, you are looking at our chatters from Vietnam.You can browse Chat Hour members in other locations by clicking here.Vietnam was on people's radar, of course, but not as a constant, alarming blip. [MORE: "Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week’s Toll"]All the more remarkable that in January of 1963, LIFE magazine published the powerful cover article, "We Wade Deeper Into Jungle War," and illustrated it with not one or two photos but with a dozen pictures — most of them in color — by the great photojournalist, Larry Burrows.Military families were learning first-hand (before everyone else, as they always do) that this was no "police action; but for millions of Americans, Vietnam was a mystery, a riddle that no doubt would be resolved and forgotten in time: a little place far away where inscrutable strangers were fighting over . Burrows, seen at left in Vietnam in 1963, worked steadily — although not exclusively — in Southeast Asia from 1962 until his death in 1971.