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  • Stories One Person
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    "The Things They Carried is more than 'another' book about Vietnam... It is a master stroke of form and imagery... The Things They Carried is about life, about men who fought and die, about buddies, and about a lost innocence that might be recaptured through the memory of stories. O'Brien tells us these stories because he must. He tells them as they have never been told before... If Cacciato was the book about Vietnam, then this is the book about surviving it". -Richmond Times-Dispatch I strongl...
  • U.S. Soldiers In Iraq
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    Friday-January 16, 2004- 4: 00 p. m: I was watching 'Oprah' and a particular story struck me. It was about these young brides in India who were being burned alive by their husbands because they have become a burden. Before these women are married off, their husbands receive dowries from the bride's family, when the family can no longer meet up with his demands-he sets his wife on fire, in hopes of her dying, and he will eventually marry another bride and obtain more dowry. These women are shun f...
  • Vietnam War
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    Vietnam: The War We Should Have Won Essay written by Chris Styduhar The Vietnam War is one of the most disgraceful periods in American history. Not only did the greatest superpower in the world get bested by an almost third-world nation, but we lost badly. Perhaps this war could have been won, or even prevented in the first place. The United States could have and should have won this war, with a combination of better weapons usage, better tactics, and better support from their home country. Befo...
  • Cause Of An Agent Orange
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    The Effects of the Vietnam War on its Veterans Thesis: The Vietnam War took many tolls on its soldiers; now the veterans have to deal with medical problems like Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), severe drug and alcohol addictions, and the effects of Agent Orange. I. Introduction II. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Drug and Alcohol Addictions A. Alcohol B. Marijuana C. Heroin IV. Agent Orange A. Background Information B. Diseases of The Effects of the Vietnam War on its Veterans. Have you ev...
  • Desert Storm And Vietnam
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    Desert Storm and Vietnam were portrayed in the media are similar because in each the American soldiers had confidence when fighting, both were on tv, journalists and reporters were with soldiers on the battlefield. They were different because Desert Storm lasted six weeks and Vietnam was ten years plus. In Desert Storm, there was an easily identified bad guy; Vietnam was a poor man's war or Blue Collar War. Both Vietnam and Desert Storm there was a lot confidence in the American Military, becaus...
  • Soldiers Of The Vietnam War
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    Vietnam Soldiers - "They Carried Ghosts" Essay submitted by T avia The relationship between the soldiers of the Vietnam War was different from the relationships with people from home. The soldiers felt as if they could not tell the whole truth about the war through their eyes to their loved ones at home. The soldiers that they were with all the time understood the pain and confusion each other felt, yet no one talked about it. War changed how people had relationships with others. War could bring...
  • Former Vietnam Nurse
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    On March 15, 1965, large shipments of troops arrived in South Vietnam. These troops occupied the country until 1973. During this time, many men fought and died for the United States of America. The numerous nurses that operated on thousands of soldiers are often forgotten. The soldiers that the nurses operated on were usually blown apart and crippled for life. The nurses worked diligently to save these men. Even by working hard to save these men they were not recognized as army personnel by the ...
  • Vietnam War
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    Chapter 10: A Generation in War and Turmoil: The Agony of Vietnam It has been known that the Vietnam War affected many American soldiers who were involved in the war physically and psychologically. The Vietnam War was one of the most memorable wars in history. Many Americans' lives lost for no objective at all. Chapter 10 informed us about how the Vietnam War started and what really happened during that time. It also gave us background information about Vietnam Veterans and nurses who were invol...
  • Of The Soldiers From My Lai
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    The My Lai Massacre: And It's Psychological Effects The objective of the American military mission in March of 1968 was clear, search and destroy My Lai. Throughout human history, millions of people have been exterminated at the hands of their fellow man. It would be great to imagine that the perpetrators behind these crimes are crazy, sadistic, and terrible people, but to the contrary these people are usually normal men and women. The question we must then ask ourselves is, how can we, as a rac...
  • Soldiers Of Alpha Company
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    The Importance of Friendship in The Things They Carried The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War that the author, Tim O'Brien, uses to convey his experiences and feelings about the war. The book is filled with stories about the men of Alpha Company and their lives in Vietnam and afterwards back in the United States. O'Brien captures the reader with graphic descriptions of the war that make one feel as if they were in Vietnam. The characters are unique and the read...
  • United Stated Soldiers
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    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be a friend but by night become an enemy (Aaseng 113). It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide, run, and shoot t...
  • My Lai Massacre
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    The My Lai Massacre On March 16, 1968 a terrible massacre occurred at My Lai, called The My Lai Massacre. The following massacre should have never happened and the event's that followed the massacre are typical of any American wrongdoing. That's why it wasn t in my US History book. They covered it up and the people involved in the massacre received no punishment except for one soldier. My US History book: The Story of America Volume 2 doesn t even touch on this dark moment in US history. The clo...
  • Surviving Soldiers
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    Prior to the start of our study of the Vietnam Era, I thought that I knew quite a bit about the Vietnam War and the overall time period. But after listening to some guest speakers and reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, I discovered that I knew hardly anything, and that most of what I did know was pretty much insignificant. These past weeks were not only extremely educating, but it was also very interesting. I learned more than I ever thought I would, mostly through the people that kn...
  • Fifty Eight Thousand Soldiers
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    The Vietnam War Memorial. It is a wall, but it is also a monster that many avoid, and many are nervous to visit. In truth, all it is though is facts. It lists the names of all the soldiers that died in the conflict that was staged in a small country in Asia. All the names. There are so many names. Names that go on and on. There are over fifty-eight thousand of them, and every single one of them is a real person. A real man. A real woman. A real person. A real soldier. A real American. It was pro...
  • Few Hours And Peewee And Perry
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    Fallen AngelsByWalter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers wrote the book Fallen Angels. It is about America's experiences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character in the book, Richie Perry. Perry goes through a lot of changes and sees some of his good friends die in battle fighting for a cause that no one could agree upon. The book has 4 other main characters, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee. The book starts off talking about the experiences of Perry while he is serving in Vietnam. His best...
  • Richie And Peewee
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    Uncertain of his future goals, seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a black high school graduate from Harlem, travels to Vietnam to fight in the United States Army. When Richie leaves basic training for Vietnam, he harbors a host of illusions about the war and the army. He confidently believes that the medical profile he has received for a knee injury will be properly processed and prevent him from engaging in combat. He also believes in the flurry of rumors about imminent peace and in the prevalent...
  • Vietnam For Many Americans In Higher Places
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    Vietnam In 1955, with the help of massive amounts of American military, political, and economic aid, the Government of the Republic of Vietnam (GVN or South Vietnam) was born. The following year, Ngo Dinh Diem, a faithfully anti-Communist figure from the South, won a doubtful election that made him president of the GVN. While in the United States of America, President Dwight D. Eisenhower supported the creation of a counter-revolutionary alternative south of the seventeenth parallel. The North f...
  • Vietnam Lynda Van Devanter
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    The Vietnam conflict was one of the harshest, most savage wars in the history of the world. It was also the only time in military history that the United States was unsuccessful in defeating the enemy. Beginning in 1964, U.S. involvement in Vietnam came as the result of a perceived threat of communism. At the time, Northern Vietnam possessed a dictatorial communist form of government similar to that of the Soviet Union. As a result, according to the United States government, it posed a grave dan...
  • Basic Training Area For The Vietnam War
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    Full Metal Jacket: An Accurate Portrayal of the Vietnam War The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial American military involvements of the twentieth century. There has always been much discussion as to why the Americans were forced into defeat and as to why so many American soldiers died for a purpose that was not achieved. Many directors have made attempts at recreating the horrors of this war, and many have been criticized for providing an unrealistic depiction of it. In 1987, Full Me...
  • Australian And South Vietnamese Soldiers
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    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a war no one could win. It was made more difficult for the US, Australian and South Vietnamese soldiers to fight because the enemy had the same physical appearance as the South Vietnamese, and often even children were armed and fought as part of the militia. Not only did the enemy look the same but the soldiers had to battle impenetrable jungle, hot sticky conditions and torrential rain. Plus with years of oppression by many invaders there was no way the Vietn...

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