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A black-and-white negative of a color image, depicting the scene on Hill 484 a few moments after Larry Burrows shot the picture that would become known as Reaching Out.

Larry Burrows. A wounded American Marine, Operation Prairie, near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October 1966.

Image not published in original story in LIFE. A wounded American Marine, Operation Prairie, near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October 1966

War: Another reoccurring theme in this book is war. In the beginning, Rolf's father goes off to war in their country when Rolf is merely an infant. It ends up changing him for the worst. Huberto also identifies with war because he was passionately fighting for democracy against a ruthless dictatorship.

January 1968 - U. soldiers held up in Hue city ruins after the launch of the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese Army.

04 Apr 1968, Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam --- 4/4/1968-Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam- First cavalry men, many with head wounds, wait to be evacuated from a hilltop along route #9, during their advance toward Khe Sanh. They are shown close-up, smoking. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/  #VietnamMemories

04 Apr Near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. First cavalry men, many with head wounds, wait to be evacuated from a hilltop along route during their advance toward Khe Sanh

Vietnam War, one of the most controversial wars in American history.  The U.S. sent aid to the people of Vietnam when a struggle for power ensued after the French left.  Then there was a huge pressure for American intervention.  Many U.S. soldiers died fighting an unfair war.  #VietnamWar #Diem #History

Vietnam War, one of the most controversial wars in American history. sent aid to the people of Vietnam when a struggle for power ensued after the French left. Then there was a huge pressure for American intervention. The rest is history.

A Sky Trooper from the 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile keeps track of the time he has left on his "short time" helmet, while participating in Operation Pershing, near Bong Son

A sky trooper from the Cavalry Division keeps track of the time he has left on his short time helmet, while participating in Operation Pershing, near Bong Son during the Vietnam War, 1968 (Frank Moffitt)

In this June 18, 1965 file photo, an unidentified U.S. Army soldier wears a hand lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, in Vietnam.  (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

In this June 1965 file photo, an unidentified U. Army soldier wears a hand lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) This shows the soldier is unwilling to fight but has been forced into doing so.

21 Sep 1967, Da Nang, South Vietnam --- Da Nang, South Vietnam: Marine Cpl. Michael Wynn, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, seems to be trying to get a message across with a takeoff of the hippie slogan "make war not love" written on his helmet here. Wynn is taking a breather during Operation Ballistic Charge. 9/21/67 --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Michael Wynn, 20 yrs old, from Columbus, Ohio Da Nang, South Vietnam Sept 1967 ~ Vietnam War

1967 -Con Thien, South Vietnam: At the forward Marine artillery base which has been mercilessly pounded by North Vietnamese big guns, Cpl. Billy Winn of Cabot, Arkansas

13 Oct Con Thien, South Vietnam — Humor Under Fire. Con Thien, South Vietnam: At the forward Marine artillery base here which has been mercilessly pounded by North Vietnamese big guns, Cpl.

vietnam. a war...seems each generation has one....But why?  And another thing, why would his gun, a mechanism used to KILL another human being, have a peace sign painted on it?  War is not peace.

a war.seems each generation has one. And another thing, why would his gun, a mechanism used to KILL another human being, have a peace sign painted on it? War is not peace.