Larry Burrows and his Leicas, 1971. Life Magazine’s war-photographer, he was killed during the Vietnam War.
Over 265,000 women served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War--all of them volunteers. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial was established not only to honor those women who served, but also for the families who lost loved ones in the war, so they would know about the women who provided comfort, care a human touch for those who were suffering and dying. Dedicated in 1993 as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.