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A US Marine convoy from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines steers alongside an inactive gas station in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on April 9, 2010.

Some new pictures I haven’t seen, some old.

See them all – HERE

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On April 30th, the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam war I posted an article with links to a few picture sets.

Big Picture (one of my favorite photo blogs) came out with their set today (a week late slackers!), here is a sample:

OH NOES trigger discipline. :P

Full set – HERE

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A US Marines V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft kicks up dust as it takes off inside a US Marines base of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines in Marjah.

The Osprey is my favorite aircraft.

Check out the rest of the amazing photos – HERE

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Full set – HERE

More info on the Vietnam war – HERE

Very powerful pictures.  A few in this set because very famous, even won Pulitzer prizes.  I remember when the first Rage Against The Machine album came out in 1992 with the picture of the burning monk on the cover.  Definitely their best album by the way.

I’m sure war hasn’t got any easier, but when I look at those pictures it’s amazing to see how much they did with NO modern technology. Sure makes how I spend my days look insignificant.  I have the utmost respect for anyone that has ever served, or is currently serving in the Military.

UPDATE: Steven S. notified me of lots more pictures just put up at another PLOG – HERE

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A U.S. Army soldier with the 293D Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, looks through the scope of his rifle from the top of an abandoned grain elevator building during patrol on the outskirts of the town of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan March 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)

Lots more amazing photographs at The Boston Globe – HERE

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A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines fires his weapon at Taliban fighters in Marjah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on February 22, 2010

Lots more amazing photographs at The Boston Globe – HERE

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