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View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Date: 1962 

Description: Women train with rifles in a village near the Laotion border in the mountain region of Vietnam. A group of about 25 women are lined up in two rows standing...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: Vietnamese soldier in a helicopter, holding a rifle and looking out the open door at the countryside of Vietnam.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

Date: 1962 

Description: Group of Viet Cong held prisoner by South Vietnamese soldiers. The group is seated on the ground among foliage with mock rifles in the foreground. Soldiers...

Date: 1971-05 ca.

Description: John Kerry, then a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, stands at the microphone, flanked by another Vietnam veteran at a rally to "Dump the War."

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: A small group of Vietnamese soldiers question a prisoner in a dry and rocky field in Vietnam. The soldiers are standing or crouching very close to the boun...

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Poster

"Meat Melvin"

Date: 1971-01-20 ca.

Description: Poster advertising Defense Secretary Melvin Laird's visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Features a cartooned Laird cornered in a boxing ring with...

Date: 1962 

Description: Joint MEDICO/U.S. Army humanitarian medical treatment mission to a forward village near the Laoation border in the mountain region of Vietnam. A man in fat...

Photograph

Bombed Out Church

Date: 1967 

Description: Destruction caused to a Catholic church in the North Vietnamese city of Phat Diem. A group of children and adults are in the plaza surrounding the building...

Date: 1965 

Description: Rear view of group of soldiers walking in an open field on a "search and clear" mission near Da Nang. Hills are in the background.

Date: 1971 

Description: Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird and several cigar-smoking officers listen to a presentation about the war in Vietnam.

Date: 1969-05-15 ca.

Description: A wall poster printed by the Washington D.C. based underground newspaper entitled "The Student Mobilizer." The background consists of various photographs t...

Date: 1966-03 ca.

Description: International Days of Protest demonstration at the University of California-Berkeley.

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Interior of a window on a wrecked house in Vinh Quoi, Vietnam after a Viet Cong attack. One shutter hangs askew from the otherwise burned out window. Charr...

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Entrance to a wrecked building destroyed by the Viet Cong in Vinh Quoi, Vietnam. The building is filled with brick debris and has a sign that reads, "Quàn...

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Vietnamese soldier interrogating a prisoner. The prisoner is describing a route of safe passage through the jungle and informing the 1st Vietnamese Marine...

Photograph

Vietnam Veteran

Date:  

Description: Outdoor portrait of a Vietnam veteran. He has military bars on his shirt, and a crowd of people is behind him. He is at an anti-war demonstration and took...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Marines running out of a helicopter in Vietnam.

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