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Earl Borges, now 70, conducted river patrols in the Navy during the Vietnam War. These days, he says, symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ALS can intensify the anxiety he experiences as a result of PTSD. Courtesy of Shirley Borges hide caption

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Reverberations Of War Complicate Vietnam Veterans' End-Of-Life Care

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Retired Army Capt. Gary "Mike" Rose, who served as an Army special forces medic during the Vietnam War, talks to reporters at the Pentagon last week. Monday, Rose received the Medal of Honor. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American soldiers advance through a rice paddy during the Vietnam War. PBS hide caption

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II, at their StoryCorps interview in Hartford, Conn. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

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Remembering Lt. Gen. Harold Moore, Heroic Vietnam War Commander

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Laotian Gen. Vang Pao, seen here calling in air strikes against suspected Communist positions from the Long Cheng Command Post in January 1972, led an army of Hmong tribesmen to fight against Communist insurgents backed by the North Vietnamese. A CIA-led effort that started in 1961 tried to help him in that fight. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Items left for loved ones at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of such items have been left behind at the wall in commemoration, according to the National Park Service. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Watcher At The Wall: One Veteran Finds A Lifeline In All That's Left Behind

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Army Specialist Jim McGough with members of his unit in 1971. Then 19, he was photographed by a columnist from The Des Moines Register. Gordon Gammack/The Des Moines Register hide caption

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Tom Frame, an Army staff sergeant in Vietnam, has battled post-traumatic stress ever since the war, as have many of his fellow soldiers. Courtesy of Kara Frame hide caption

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Trinh Thi Ngo, known to GIs as "Hanoi Hannah" during the Vietnam War, in 2015. Voice of Vietnam hide caption

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'Hanoi Hannah,' Whose Broadcasts Taunted And Entertained American GIs, Dies

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Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

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