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A Viet Cong prisoner blindfolded and tagged
Description: Painting, Acrylic on Illustration Board; by John Steel; 1966; Framed Dimensions 22H X 18W
Accession #: 88-160-HD
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The tag attached to this man's collar identifies him as a "V.C." or Viet Cong suspect. Viet Cong was the name applied to a variety of categories of southern insurgents. Since the man is young and appears to be in civilian clothing, he may be merely a draft dodger without identity papers, a communist civilian auxiliary, or a part-time or full time soldier of the National Liberation Front which was controlled by the Vietnamese communist party.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • Vietnam Conflict 1962-1975
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