Today marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, the agreement that effectively marked the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Despite the ceasefire agreement, however, conflict would continue for years between North and South Vietnam.
The 10 years the the United States military committed to Vietnam gripped the public consciousness. The Vietnam War marked the first conflict in which images of war were beamed directly into American households via their television sets.
Explore some of the most gripping images from the Vietnam War.