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<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> A corpsman attached to the Marines, who took the little boy from her, cradles him in his arms and double-times across the beach under heavy Vietcong sniper fire so he can treat the baby in safety.

US Marines evacuate the wounded, Vietnam, 1966. The introduction of the helicopter in great numbers made medevac significantly more successful than in previous wars. Time from liftoff to arrival at a major facility was often less that 1 and 1/2 hours.

Image not published in original story in LIFE. American Marines aid wounded comrades during Operation Prairie near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October (LIFE Magazine photographer Larry Burrows).

A member of U.S. Navy Seal Team shown in a converted ‘mike’ boat as it pulls toward a jungle river bank for a search and destroy operation in the Mekong Delta Republic in Vietnam in January 1969.

vietnamwarera: “ “A member of U. Navy Seal Team shown in a converted ‘mike’ boat as it pulls toward a jungle river bank for a search and destroy operation in the Mekong Delta Republic in Vietnam in January (AP Photo/U.

1st Air Cav soldier ~ Vietnam War

Vietnam War US at Ease

A paratrooper of the U. Cavalry rests during a lull in fighting near Bong Son during Operation Thayer in late September The unit met stiff enemy resistance in the area.

© Paul Schutzer 1965  US Marine medic with a wounded Vietnamese child.

<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> A corpsman attached to the Marines, who took the little boy from her, cradles him in his arms and double-times across the beach under heavy Vietcong sniper fire so he can treat the baby in safety.

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LARRY BURROWS Near Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965    Crew Chief James Farley, with his guns jammed and two wounded comrades aboard, shouts to his gunner. This photo was the LIFE Magazine cover on April 16, 1965.(LIFE/ YP 13)

Near Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965 Crew Chief James Farley, with his guns jammed and two wounded comrades aboard, shouts to his gunner. April 1965 (Cover of LIFE Magazine) - Larry Burrows

Inbound combat assault

A squad from “A” Company, Mechanized Battalion, Infantry lifts off in a Huey helicopter during a mission in the Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam,

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