Four large mortar shells and one grenade left from the Vietnam War

Four large mortar shells and one grenade left from the Vietnam War rest on the ground. They remain in the central Vietnam region formerly known as the Demiliarized Zone between the forces of the North and the South.

Although once heavily forested, the area was the site of heavy U.S. bombing and defoliant chemical spraying used to kill the vegetation and expose North Vietnamese enemy hideouts. Land mines left from the war have continued to injure and maim local residents for many decades since the war ended in 1975.

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