26 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of May ’68

A look at this month, 48 years ago.

A Vietcong base camp burns in the background as Private First Class Raymond Rumpa of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, walks past carrying a 90mm recoilless rifle on May 4th.

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A soldier stands lookout as Capt. Charles Robb inspects his gun positions on an outpost in a northern province near Danang, Vietnam, in May.

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Soldiers of the U.S. 101st airborne division mourn their buddies killed in battle near Hue, Vietnam on May 31st. Helmets of the fallen soldiers rest atop M-16 rifles sticking from ground on bayonets. While peace talks continued at the time in Paris, Viet Cong forces continued offensives around Saigon and other areas of South Vietnam.

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Young Vietnamese men on motorbikes stop to look at a Viet Cong soldier killed in the western section of Saigon, Cholon, during day-long fighting on May 5th. A group of Viet Cong moved into the area following a mortar barrage on different parts of the city. The fighting which took place in Cholon was near a heavily-hit area during the Tet Offensive.

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