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Many US soldiers in the Vietnam War became disillusioned by the war for the following reasons:

* Many believed they were not fighting to win the war, but to simply stop the growth of the Communist North Vietnamese;

* Many believed that too many Americans back home were against the war;

* Drafted soldiers believed that the war was simply not worth the loss of life; and

* Many soldiers were very unhappy that the South Vietnamese soldiers did not really want to fight the war themselves.

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I did two tours in Vietnam- 1965-66 and 1967-68. The most common affect

the the war had on soldiers was PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Some veterans have flashbacks to terrible events they witnessed or participated in. Some veterans began to drink Alcohol or use drugs to cope.

Some other veterans are very withdrawn from society and don't like to be in crowded places. Some had marital problems. The symptoms vary from person to person.

PTSD can present itself many years after a traumatic event.

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See: Statistics from the Vietnam War. Recommended by the History Channel.

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US GI's didn't want the army, didn't want the war; they just did their time and returned to the "world", the word used in Vietnam for the United States.

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