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Celebrate Memorial Day by Remembering Veterans: Photos from Vietnam

My dad is a Vietnam Veteran (1st Lt. Peter Berlin), and part of his tour of duty was spent in the 221st Signal Company in the Army Pictorial Unit, capturing life on the front lines! My dad’s experience as a photographer was instrumental in my own love of photography growing up.

He gave me a disc of some of his Vietnam photos the other day and I have SO many favorites – they are all amazing and really show life as it was in late 1960′s Vietnam for our soldiers and the Vietnamese people. I wanted to share some of these images with you today.

Thank you to all of our veterans and current soldiers for fighting for our country!

First off, here are a couple shots of my dad in the army!

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vietnam war photography

vietnam war photography

Now that you know the face behind the photos, here are some amazing pictures to enjoy:

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vietnam war photography

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These little children lived in an orphanage:

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The woman below is from a series my dad did on women in the military.

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My dad also did photos of a unit of Veterinarians in the Army:

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vietnam war photography

This is a French/Vietnamese cemetery:

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vietnam war photography

I’m guessing this scene caught my dad’s eye because the storefront says MIAMI. :)

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vietnam war photography

This is in Saigon:

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If you enjoyed the photos and want to see more, here’s a link to the 221st Signal Company website where you can see images from the Photo Team. My dad has a big slideshow of his work which can be found here.

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EleanaMay 30, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Wow, these are amazing. I can see where you get your talent. You are both very gifted photographers.

AlannaMay 31, 2011 - 9:41 am

karen, these are awesome! an amazing post!

EMay 31, 2011 - 2:04 pm

These are super cool, Karen, thanks so much for sharing them!

Candice CosselMay 31, 2011 - 3:29 pm

AMAZING! Such a cool set of images!!!

Alex RodriguezJune 1, 2011 - 8:40 am

These are great, thanks for sharing!

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