The DMZ

This one day trip consisted of many empty fields requiring ample amounts of imagination to picture them in their war time states. The Tunnels on the other hand were very reminiscent of what life underground with the B-52s constantly over head must have been like. Hundreds of craters still remain from what was once a desolate moonscape created by the dropping of thousands of bombs in an attempt to stem the flow of supplies to the South.

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The Rock Pile is one of the high points occupied by approximately ten Marines as a lookout for movement on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.jpg
The Rock Pile is one of the high points occupied by approximately ten Marines as a lookout for movement on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The trees show that these craters are 25 years old.jpg
The trees show that these craters are 25 years old
This blistered, barren patch is evidence of napalm's permanent damage.jpg
This blistered, barren patch is evidence of napalm's permanent damage
Although there were hundreds of these craters obvious, they were difficult to capture from a moving bus.jpg
Although there were hundreds of these craters obvious, they were difficult to capture from a moving bus
Craters left by the B52 bombing that occurred above ground.jpg
Craters left by the B52 bombing that occurred above ground
Along the tunnel walls were small niches carved as living spaces.jpg
Along the tunnel walls were small niches carved as living spaces
A few of the seventeen children born in the tunnel.jpg
A few of the seventeen children born in the tunnel
Descending past the 30 meter level in the tunnel.jpg
Descending past the 30 meter level in the tunnel
The original builders of the tunnel.jpg
The original builders of the tunnel
Kerry fearlessly descending into the depths of the tunnel.jpg
Kerry fearlessly descending into the depths of the tunnel
One of the many exits along the beach front used for transferring supplies.jpg
One of the many exits along the beach front used for transferring supplies
The communal well inside the tunnel.jpg
The communal well inside the tunnel
The original tunnel entrances were very small and well disguised.jpg
The original tunnel entrances were very small and well disguised
The Vinh Moc tunnesl conisted of over two kilometers in length and were as deep as 50 meters. This tunnel still exists as a testament to the determination of the resistance on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.jpg
The Vinh Moc tunnesl conisted of over two kilometers in length and were as deep as 50 meters. This tunnel still exists as a testament to the determination of the resistance on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The current memorial at the Dakrong Bridge in the DMZ.jpg
The current memorial at the Dakrong Bridge in the DMZ
Captured U.S. weapons at the musuem on Khe Sahn hill.jpg
Captured U.S. weapons at the musuem on Khe Sahn hill
An overall view of the DMZ.jpg
An overall view of the DMZ
Khe Sanh base at the peak of it's strength.jpg
Khe Sanh base at the peak of it's strength
The remnants of the mile long runway of Khe Sanh base.jpg
The remnants of the mile long runway of Khe Sanh base
Over the hulk of a crashed plane A C-130 approaches to land at Khe Sanh while under fire.jpg
Over the hulk of a crashed plane A C-130 approaches to land at Khe Sanh while under fire
Evidence of the many aircraft that were shot down in the region.jpg
Evidence of the many aircraft that were shot down in the region

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