Bartenders kept M rifles under the bar. There were more than 50 Viet Cong training bases or centres across South Vietnam, where personnel were given instruction in weapons handling, explosives, radio operation, subterfuge and guerrilla warfare tactics.
The good or the bad? Over the next few weeks we came under fire a number of times during the day and night. Now it felt like a race.
I knew when I got drafted I was going to Vietnam, no matter what I did. Fuse problems were common. After writing them I ended up in a hospital for stress. I felt that at any second a round was going to hit me in my side. The Viet-Cong attacked at night, hiding in the depths of the trees and the thickness of the jungle, completely invisible, practically unbeatable.
Hundreds were killed in a week, the number reaching the high thousands by the end of a month. Immediately, I sent up the illumination round from my M grenade-launcher and placed a high explosive round into my weapon to prepare for the combat action.
One of them fell and the other picked him up and dragged him off. They were like animals, or something other than human.
We were assigned to 2nd Company, a couple of miles west of Dai Loc. With almost the entirety of America against the war and the large majority of soldiers in the war served because of the draft and not there by volunteer, it is very unlikely that people have not heard anything but horror stories of the Vietnam War.
I guess the anxiety, associated from my stepping on a booby trap, was finally hitting me. Strangely I was not scared about the afternoon patrol, just the morning. So what else was there to do in the field boonies, jungle, etc. We were both scared. Except for mail call. About three weeks later I developed cramps and what was nicknamed the Hershey Squirts.
The South Vietnamese government seemed to ignore small towns and villages, like mine. They did odd jobs, ran errands and interpretted for us. Some PF militiamen even took off their uniforms and hid them, along with their rifles, so they could blend into the peasant population.
We just mutilate bodies.Jul 18, · Inthe NBC journalist Frank McGee spent nearly a month living with soldiers of the st Airborne Division in Vietnam.
Though the troops were often engaged in heavy combat, McGee had a different interest: the. The experiences of an honorable, PTSD Vietnam Vet. Surrender Was Not An Option. Home: Learn About The Combined Action Program (CAP) Jack Cunningham Unit's Command Chronologies: During the daylight hours the communist movement outside our village became more and more brazen.
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HANOI, VIETNAM—Forty years ago, on April 30,Nguyen Dang Phat experienced the happiest day of his life. That morning, as communist troops swept into the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon and forced the U.S.-backed government to surrender, the North Vietnamese Army soldier marked the end of the war along with a crowd of.
Students will be able to describe the experience of serving in Vietnam as a soldier. Students will be able to compose a narrative that develops the imagined experience of being a soldier in Vietnam using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
There were men who where 18 and well over the age of 26, but the conscripts (draftees) consisted of the former group.
Most of that former group had NEVER been out of the US before, so being in a foreign country was an experience by itself. Approximately 25, men out of themen in Vietnam were living in the field.
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