The Vietnam War!



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The Cause Of The Vietnam War*
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Most American wars have obvious starting points or precipitating causes.The United States entered that war incrementally, in a series of steps between 1950 and 1965. In May 1950, President Harry S. Truman authorized a modest program of economic and military aid to the French, who were fighting to retain control of their Indochina colony, including Laos and Cambodia as well as Vietnam. the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the capture of Fort Sumter in 1861, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950, for example. But there was no fixed beginning for the U.S. war in Vietnam.

Food ate in The Vietnam War*
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In Vietnam, the army fed three classes of issue meals rations were fresh foods with possibly powdered eggs. This meal was found in a chow hall mess hall or today called a dining facility. rations were one gallon cans of food, designed to feed groups of men at a time. this would often be set up in the field, with field kitchens and cooks. rations were twelve meals to the case, canned foods, each meal per one individual.

Weapons Used In The Vietnam War*
They used tanks, That would destroyed landmine during the Vietnam war. In 1961 and 62 the Kennedy administration authorized the use of chemicals to destroy vegetation in South Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1967 the US Air Force sprayed 12 million US gallons of concentrated herbicides mainly Agent Orange over 6 million acres 24,000 km of foliage and trees, affecting an estimated 13% of South Vietnam's land. In 1997, an article published by the Wall Street Journal reported that up to half a million children were born with dioxin related deformities, and that the birth defects in South Vietnam were fourfold those in the North.

Weapons of the Vietnam War by crosstrippin.
Weapons of the Vietnam War by crosstrippin.

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A Brief History of The Vietnam War*
The VIETNAM WAR was birthed from the conflict that started between the French and Vietnamese in 1950. France colonized the Indochina region in the mid 1800s and had ruled there up until 1954, when they lost the first Indochina War.During this time ommunist CHINA recognized the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, a government body proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh and defender against the French. Vietnam was then split into to "nations" through the Geneva Convention of 1954.

Statistics About The Vietnam War*
Death Numbers Ave. Age
Total 58,148 23.11 years
Enlisted 50,274 22.37 years
Officers 6,598 28.43 years
Warrants 1,276 24.73 years
E1 525 20.34 years
USMC 0351 1,122 20.46 years
11B MOS 18,465 22.55 years

One man killed in Vietnam was only 16 years old (RABER, PAUL J.) [CACF]

The oldest man killed was 62 years old (TAYLOR, KENNA CLYDE).[CACF]

11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old.[CACF]

Myth: The average age of an infantryman fighting in Vietnam was 19.

Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman (MOS 11B) serving in Vietnam to be 19 years old is a myth, it is actually 22. None of the enlisted grades have an average age of less than 20.[CACF] The average man who fought in World War II was 26 years of age. [Westmoreland]

As you can see 91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served, and also so Americans who deliberately killed civilians received prison sentences while Communists who did so received commendations. From 1957 to 1973, the National Liberation Front assassinated 36,725 South Vietnamese and abducted another.

Work Cited*