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Same as for US servicemen; hot, humid, no bath, no toilets, no showers, drinking water from creeks and rivers or bomb craters, leeches, snakes, MOSQUITOES, rats, Spiders, always dirty always hot and usually damp; same clothes (uniforms for weeks at a time). Cold canned food every night and almost every day (unless you heated your "C" rations on a bit of C4 and you certainly weren't going to do that at night time).

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In line with American servicemen, but on a smaller scale, in relation to Australia's population.

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The condidtion of the ausies were the same as the GI's. The Communist fought them just as they did the US. Communist made no distictions and neither did the jungle or the weather.

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How were Vietnam soldiers treated when they came home?

Like an enemy.

How would you account for the cold homecoming American soldiers received when they returned from Vietnam?

Vietnam soldiers were treated quite differently than soldiers returning from previous wars. This is because the Vietnam war itself caused great controversy in the US over whether we should be involved or not an many opposed it. When the soldiers returned home they were not greeted with fanfare and excitement. They were greeted with cold shoulders and no respect. Part of this is also due to the media that made the soldiers appear to be killers that destroyed entire civillian villages, which was not true. Many people even hated the soldiers that returned although there was rarely violence involved.

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How did the Vietnam war affect the soliers?

US servicemen returning home from Vietnam were treated with hostility, discrimination, and rejection.

What did people think of the Vietnam war at the time?

Americans at home were very indifferent and sometimes opposed to the war. Overall, it was unpopular. Soldiers would come back to little to no celebration, and were sometimes treated with disrespect.

How were some of the Vietnam veterans treated when they reaturned home?

like an unwanted erection!!!

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How did the vietnam war affect us soldiers?

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