History UsefulNotes / TheVietnamWar

16th Jan '18 7:12:32 PM MikeDanCatch
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* ''The Boys in Company C'', notable for featuring Creator/RLeeErmey in an early DrillSergeantNasty role.

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* ''The Boys in Company C'', ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC'', notable for featuring Creator/RLeeErmey in an early DrillSergeantNasty role.
6th Jan '18 5:02:12 PM nombretomado
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* The obscure ''The Walking Dead'' film, now [[IThoughtThatWas overshadowed]] by an [[Series/TheWalkingDead unrelated series of the same name]], portrays a mostly-black platoon in a search-and-rescue mission gone sour.

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* The obscure ''The Walking Dead'' film, now [[IThoughtThatWas [[JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas overshadowed]] by an [[Series/TheWalkingDead unrelated series of the same name]], portrays a mostly-black platoon in a search-and-rescue mission gone sour.
24th Dec '17 9:53:34 AM nombretomado
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* The EltonJohn song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA78e27R_J4 Daniel]]" is about an shellshocked American Vietnam War soldier who returns home, is hailed as a hero, but who really wants to be left alone. The final verse, which explained the situation more clearly, was left off by Elton during the song's recording as he felt it made the song too long, leaving the context of the song very vague. It was lyricist Bernie Taupin's only statement about the war.

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* The EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA78e27R_J4 Daniel]]" is about an shellshocked American Vietnam War soldier who returns home, is hailed as a hero, but who really wants to be left alone. The final verse, which explained the situation more clearly, was left off by Elton during the song's recording as he felt it made the song too long, leaving the context of the song very vague. It was lyricist Bernie Taupin's only statement about the war.
13th Dec '17 6:27:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Film/TradingPlaces'' Billy Ray Valentine(EddieMurphy) is begging on the street, pretending to be a blind and legless veteran. When two police officers approach him Billy Ray claims he lost his legs stepping on a land mine in Vietnam in '72. The cops, who actually served in Vietnam, ask him where he was stationed and what unit he was in. Billy Ray tells him he was in "Sang Bang, Dang Gong" and that he was in the "Green Berets, Special Unit, Batallion, Commando, Airborne Tactics, Specialist Tactics, Unit Batallion." and his name was "Agent Orange". The cops don't buy it.

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* In the ''Film/TradingPlaces'' Billy Ray Valentine(EddieMurphy) Valentine (Creator/EddieMurphy) is begging on the street, pretending to be a blind and legless veteran. When two police officers approach him Billy Ray claims he lost his legs stepping on a land mine in Vietnam in '72. The cops, who actually served in Vietnam, ask him where he was stationed and what unit he was in. Billy Ray tells him he was in "Sang Bang, Dang Gong" and that he was in the "Green Berets, Special Unit, Batallion, Commando, Airborne Tactics, Specialist Tactics, Unit Batallion." and his name was "Agent Orange". The cops don't buy it.
23rd Nov '17 6:28:13 AM DeepRed
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* SabatonSabatons songs "Purple Heart" and "Into the fire" are about the horrors of the Vietnam war.



* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song ''Into The Fire'' is about the Vietnam War, with several notes about the United States' love of [[KillItWithFire napalm]] during the war, and is a narrative about the general unpleasantness of jungle warfare in Vietnam.

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* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song ''Into The Fire'' is songs "Purple Heart" and "Into the fire" are about the Vietnam War, with several notes about the United States' love of [[KillItWithFire napalm]] during the war, and is a narrative about the general unpleasantness of jungle warfare in Vietnam.
15th Nov '17 8:52:32 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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To cut a long story short, there's not enough evidence to decisively rule whether things would have gotten better if the USA had continued trying to kill all the rebels and suspected-socialists in Indochina for another year, or five years, or decade(s). What ''is'' known is that it was fought between [[EvilVersusEvil a corrupt kleptocratic dictatorship and a brutal Stalinist-Communist dictatorship]] [[WasItReallyWorthIt that cost between 882,000 and 1.8 million people their lives, and left another 2 million maimed or crippled]].

After all this was, with good reasons[[note]] (more than 2.882 million of them)[[/note]], the Anglosphere's most unpopular war.

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To cut a long story short, there's not enough evidence to decisively rule whether things would have gotten better if the USA had continued trying to kill all the rebels and suspected-socialists in Indochina for another year, or five years, or decade(s). What ''is'' known is that it was an affair of GreyAndGrayMorality, fought between [[EvilVersusEvil a corrupt kleptocratic dictatorship and a brutal Stalinist-Communist dictatorship]] Stalinist dictatorship, that [[WasItReallyWorthIt that cost killed between 882,000 and 1.8 million people their lives, and left maimed another 2 million maimed or crippled]].

million]].

After all this was, with good reasons[[note]] (more reasons[[note]]more than 2.882 million of them)[[/note]], them, to be exact[[/note]], the Anglosphere's most unpopular war.
12th Nov '17 9:54:10 PM Chabal2
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* The ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'' shows Frank Castle's decision to become the Punisher during the end of the Vietnam War.



* Frank Castle aka Comicbook/ThePunisher was a Vietnam veteran with the special forces before he became a vigilante. Mentioned often in the [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX-series]], as well as in the above mentioned mini series ''Born'', marking one of the turning points for Castle.

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* Frank Castle aka Comicbook/ThePunisher was a Vietnam veteran with the special forces before he became a vigilante. Mentioned often in the [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX-series]], as well as in the above mentioned mini series ''Born'', marking one of the turning points for Castle.
* The ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'' shows Frank Castle's decision to become the Punisher during the end of the Vietnam War. Ticks most of the boxes on the list: inept officers, drugs everywhere, and the only one who really wants to be there is Frank (even arranging for a general threatening to close the base to get killed).
** During the "Six Hours to Kill" arc, the DumbMuscle used by the bad guys is also a Vietnam vet, who tends to suffer flashbacks of his betrayal by his captain and torture by the Vietcong at inopportune times.
* ''ComicBook/FuryMyWarGoneBy'' has two arcs set in Vietnam, the first when it's just the French and the second when he's performing wetwork for the CIA alongside Frank
Castle.
29th Oct '17 12:50:56 PM nombretomado
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To the popular mind, TheSixties or anything about it was the war, the Hippies, the CivilRightsMovement, and Music/TheBeatles or protest song-based PsychedelicRock. Remember that.

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To the popular mind, TheSixties or anything about it was the war, the Hippies, the CivilRightsMovement, UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, and Music/TheBeatles or protest song-based PsychedelicRock. Remember that.
18th Oct '17 12:43:03 AM Tapol
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* Jack Pearson(Milo Ventimiglia) the patriarch of ''Series/ThisIsUs'' is a Vietnam vet.
3rd Oct '17 10:19:25 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* Stan Ridgeway's song ''Camouflage'' (covered by Music/{{Sabaton}} on their album ''The Last Battle'') is sung from the viewpoint of a young P.F.C.[[note]]Private first class[[[/note]] of the United States Marine Corps during the The Vietnam War. On a search and destroy mission he is separated from his patrol. Alone in the jungle, he fears for his life when, unexpectedly, a "big marine" comes to his rescue introducing himself as "[[MysteriousProtector Camouflage]]". The two fight together through the course of a night making their way back to base, during which the PFC notices that Camouflage is [[ImmuneToBullets unaffected by bullets]] and is capable of superhuman feats. Camouflage leaves after leading the PFC to the edge of his camp. On his return, the PFC is informed that Camouflage has been on his death bed for the past week and died the previous night, his [[GhostlyGoals last wish being "to save a young marine"]].
* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song ''Into The Fire'' is about the Vietnam War, with several notes about the United States' love of [[KillItWithFire napalm]] during the war, and is a narrative about the general unpleasantness of jungle warfare in Vietnam.
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