Maxwell D. Taylor in South Vietnam, 1965
South Vietnam, March 1965: U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam Maxwell D. Taylor chats with a Catholic priest as he tours a refugee center at Qui Nhon. Taylor, a World War II hero, served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff prior to his second retirement and appointment as ambassador. He was getting a firsthand look at the hardships faced by the 5,000 refugees who were forced to flee their villages by the Viet Cong.