Rock and roll music was just about the closest thing GIs had to a computer over there. So, whenever music could be played it was. Steppenwolfs "Born to be Wild" was sometimes hooked up for the tank crew, when a "Thunder-run" was being made.
That tape was fairly popular as the song's words just about described a thunder-run. A Patton tank drove down the road with it's 90mm gun and .50 caliber machinegun blazing away, which matched up with the song's "fire all of your guns and watch them explode into flame..."
Full auto (no longer used by the US for the common rifleman) was nick-named, "rock n roll."
The Tet Offensive .
The Vietnam War introduced an element of bitter satire into popular culture and entertainment.
Q who was the victor of the Vietnam war? A I have no idea who won the Vietnam war!!!!
No, the Vietnam War was in Vietnam
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Until the Vietnam War, few people ever heard of Vietnam. Therefore, Vietnam's sense of National Identity was STRONG.
Since US citizens were drafted to fight the war; it had a negative impact.
Well, a lot of them died.
With protests and riots.
A reluctance to enter future conflicts
Larger defense budget.
Burnig ROTC buildings.
They were a defeated nation by April 1975.
Anti-war demonstration and draft resistance protesters.
Being so close to Vietnam, Cambodia was able to receive the "over-flow" from it.