File. 30th Apr, 2015. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Pictured: Aug. 5, 1966 - Vietnam - A soldier of the 1st Infantry Division 'ducks' from the back blast of a 106mm rifle during Operation 'Paul Revere IV'. In the 1950's, the US began to send troops to Vietnam, during the following 25-year period, the ensuing war would create some of the strongest

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April 30, 2015 - File - The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Pictured: Aug. 5, 1966 - Vietnam - A soldier of the 1st Infantry Division 'ducks' from the back blast of a 106mm rifle during Operation 'Paul Revere IV'. In the 1950's, the US began to send troops to Vietnam, during the following 25-year period, the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent to fight for what was a questionable cause. It is estimated that over 2 million people were killed. (Credit Image: © KEYSTONE Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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