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Wally McNamee
A South Vietnamese orphan sits and two boys stand amid the remains of war. ,  Wally McNamee, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Wally McNamee, 1985
Ten years after the end of the Vietnam War, an orphan sits near the Saigon River in Saigon (known since 1975 as Ho Chi Minh City), and two South Vietnamese boys stand amid the remains of war.
audio clip"I Hope She Is Well", Wally McNamee - transcript
Did you know?
In Operation Baby Lift, the American government airlifted orphaned Vietnamese children to the U.S. But many more remained in Vietnam to live in orphanages and hospitals. Some lived on the streets and were called Bui Doi, or the dust of life.
 
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. A South Vietnamese orphan sits and two boys stand amid the remains of war. Florence Griffith-Joyner raises her arms in victory.

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