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“I was an infantry soldier. We would go out into the jungle for 30-35 days at a time, and just do something they would call search and destroy.
Excerpt from the Forthcoming Memoir by David J. McCallum:
Visions of Vietnam: An Army Medic’s View of the War
(December 1965- December 1966)
In late June 1966, after the engagement on LZ (landing zone) Apple, Charlie Company was operating at platoon size strength, going through the jungle, breaking bush, on a search and destroy operation. 372 more words
For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the “Vietnam syndrome,” in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement that helped bring an end to the war in Vietnam. 172 more words