FC: ABC Book
1: Addiction | many soldiers got addicted to drugs
2: We provided 80% of the cost of the war. The Saigon Government d3epended on us to pay. | By 1968, the Vietnam War was costing 66 million dollars a day | Billions of dollars
3: 27 January 1973 at midnight it began. so they could resupply materials and soldiers | Cease - fire
4: Draft | a soldiers view | On Aug. 1, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois protesters burn draft cards | young men enrolled in war usually of poor class
5: E WW ! | soldiers got bacterial and fungal infections of the feet and Skin diseases >:P
6: We feared that communism would spread | Fear
7: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution | authorized military action in Southeast Asia pretty much a over worked brain seeing things like torpedoes coming toward a ship in a storm so we overreacted
8: Ho Chi Minh Trail | a bunch of jungle paths used to travel upon.
9: Impossible war | "The Impossible war" was what it was sometimes called.
10: Johnson | "This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity." - Johnson | kept us in war.
11: Killing | suicide was rising after the war. Many Veterans killed themselves during the first 5 years.
12: Longest War | Still the longest war in history.
13: My Lai Massacre | Search and destroy mission
14: No one is safe | Many were killed without doing anything wrong. They were suspected of communist acts or helping other communists so they were killed.
15: Operation Rolling Thunder | bombing campaign against North Vietnam that was suppose to demoralize the South Vietnamese and demonstrate our air power.
16: Phuoc Vinh Battle | Was held near Zone D
17: Quick | They could disappear and reappear along with hide their dead with swiftness.
18: Retreat | Nixon chooses to retreat troops slowly. American citizens are bored of war.
19: Speaking out | Protesters would march around with signs yelling their thoughts.
20: Tet Offensive | Turning Point in War. | A series of surprise attacks on cities, towns,and hamlets in South Vietnam.
21: Unprepared | Soldiers were trained for forest combat but they encountered many attacks in cities and towns.
22: Vietnamization | A plan to get South Vietnamese to take responsibility for fighting the war.
23: War in the Jungle | A dangerous and difficult war that gave the Vietcong the upper hand.
24: X-Ray | Soldiers were dropped into clearing in Ia Drang Valley and told to kill as many as possible. They were surrounded by over 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers.
26: Zones | war zone D and war zone C