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[Photos] The Mekong Delta on the Brink of a New Decade

Taken by Stewart Jackson, a member of the US Army in 1970, and archived in the gallery of the 6/31st Infantry in Vietnam, these photos depict life in Duong Diem Town, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang Province.

The 1970s were a turbulent decade for Vietnam. This collection reveals the dark realities of war: soldiers, guns and army trucks exist amongst the Mekong Delta province's seemingly peaceful greenery and bustling markets. 

Moments of nonchalance and cheerfulness exist, however, as a reminder that joy existed in the daily life of of the Duong Diem residents', even if only in small corners and fleeting minutes.     

Have a closer look below:

[Photos via 6thofthe31st]

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