A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We're getting strafed, shelled, bombed and blasted. And it isn't even our damned war!
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Did You Know?
The psychological operations model, The "Incident Flow Priority Indicator", used by Lt. Wattsberg is still used today by the US Army. It now uses computer databases rather than color charts. See more
Both Corporal Coucey and Corporal Lincoln salute Major Barker incorrectly when they report to him for duty. Instead of saluting, waiting for the major to return the salute, then dropping theirs, both men quickly drop their salutes before Barker even begins his. See more
Maj. Asa Barker
Never in the U.S. have we asked for anything back. It would screw up the bookkeeping.
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