UPI - The Vietnam War

 

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Identifier

35160004317070

Creation Date

1-27-1973

Subject—Places

Vietnam

Subject—Topics

Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Description

Saigon: In all wars there must be a first death and a last death; and while they are no different from all the thousands that separate them, they somehow seem specially tragic. The first GI to die in the Vietnam war was Army Spec. 4 Tom Davis (left) of Livingston, Tenn., who was killed 12/22/61 near Duc Noa, South Vietnam, while serving as an adviser to South Vietnamese troops. The apparent last American to die in the war was Air Force Sgt. John O'Neil Rucker (right) of Linden, Texas, killed at Da Nang only hours before the 1/28 cease fire.

Format

BW Photograph, 8.5" x 11"

Source

United Press International

Series

American Experience

Keywords

Vietnam War

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