I may be wrong about this but thats what i thought happened
[Edited by Paradox, 5/9/2010 3:12:17 PM]
It happened, but only in isolated cases.
When my dad got back from Vietnam, no one cared.
Also, people had heard reports of a few isolated cases of soldiers butchering entire villages, men, women, children, babies, and livestock/animals.
These isolated cases were then used against the entirety of the U.S. forces, which was one of the main reasons the American people harbored an irrational hatred for the brave Men and Women whom risked their lives to conquer an impoverished third-world country.
The American people had no idea of the stresses that came with being a soldier. Vietcong used guerrilla warfare, hit and run and disappear tactics since they clearly lacked the numbers to have an open conflict, plus they had intimate knowledge of the area's jungle, and used it to advantage.
Not to mention the various tunnels, and the deadly trickery used in making dummy tunnels that had traps involving spike-pits, wires that could decapitate a man, various venomous spiders and creatures, and more, that it's a wonder any tunnel rats survived the war.
Also, America used Agent Orange, which is a toxic substance meant to kill plants, but also has adverse effects on the human body.
Napalm as well.
u're right. they had no choice..they were soldiers..they were following orders. people were wrong to hate them..if they wanted to hate someone they should've hated the politicians. it was their decision.