Though the loss of American lives was palpable at home, this photograph by Larry Burrows — of a widow grieving over the plastic bag containing the remains of her husband found in a mass grave, one of thousands of civilians killed by the Vietcong during the 1968 Tet Offensive — was a reminder that heartache was not America’s alone. “There is a limit to the resiliency of spirit of any people, no matter how strong,” Burrows wrote in the LIFE story where this image originally appeared. 

(see more50 Photos That Brought the War Home)

Whoa … strange that this popped up on my dash after the post about civilian war casualties …


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