Photo Gallery: Vietnam’s “Wandering Ghosts” and Those Left Behind

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Nguyen Thi Lam; Photo credit: Tam Turse

Photo credit: Tam Turse

Nguyen Thi Lam was working in a rice paddy in the Mekong Delta in 1968 when a helicopter swooped in and began firing on the farmers. Bullets rained down on them, one of them hitting her sister-in-law in the throat killing her instantly. Lam was shot in the leg and blacked out. A U.S. soldier found her and took her to get medical treatment, but she lost the leg.
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