After the war, many veterans felt a backlash from people at home. There had been several protests against the war and numerous people thought the Vietnam war was not worth the fight. Veterans were returning from the front lines, expecting a warm welcome home. Many, like Clarke, were met with hostility from the people at home. As Clarke said, “I don’t recall, at that time, anybody saying anything to me, but nobody was running over to shake my hand, either.
Over the course of the Unites States extended involvement in the Vietnam war, nearly 60,000 American lives were lost with 350,000 casualties. The war wreaked havoc on the soldiers who served and their families. Approximately 830,000 soldiers suffered from PTSD, and of them, 480,000 were so affected they were considered disabled. At home, this war became very unpopular quickly, and strikes, anti-war demonstrations, and rallies became very common. Lyndon Johnson faced harsh chants concerning his policies and the war, and the American people became increasingly less optimistic, as the pace of the war was controlled by the North Vietnamese.
America’s final action in the Vietnam Conflict was the mass withdrawal of American forces from South Vietnam. These forces, both drafted and enlisted, had been sent to aid South Vietnam while critics back in the United States condemned the loyal soldiers’ actions. One such soldier was Michael D. Bender, a Pennsylvania-born soldier who served his country from 1959 to 1980. Michael D. Bender was raised in suburbia to a large non-military family. He was born in a very small town in Pennsylvania on May 1, 1942.
During the time of the Vietnam War, a majority of the men were drafted. These men made a choice either go to war or remain shameful and go to jail. “They carried their reputations. They carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed and died because they were embarrassed not to.
Another part of the study was about the insecurities and confidence issues children who grow up without involved fathers have. Even though Troy tried to be a hardworking and good man, his insecurities and confidence issues shone through when he cheated on Rose and had an extramarital affair. This affair put a huge strain on his relationship with his wife, as Rose practically put an end to their relationship even though they still lived under the same roof. Furthermore, Troy does not have any friendships in Fences, aside from working with Bono. Troy and Bono met in jail and built a relationship from working together cleaning up garbage.
Infections, like trench foot, were common during the civil war because there were no antibiotics, surgical instruments were never washed, and hospitals were very unhygienic. Doctors, surgeons, and nurses had very little knowledge of how disease and infection spread. Since there were no antibiotics, the most common solution for infections were amputations. If you did not have the limb amputated, normally you would die. So, it was either death or absence of a limb, which one would you
Since the movie is set years after the Vietnam war, it was understandable why many people misjudged and mistreated veterans that came back from the war. A lot of Americans were upset of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and while taking it out on the government, veterans are the ones that suffer the most. I have always heard stories about how veterans that came back from Vietnam were treated, but watching the movie made it seem more real. People at the time had a complete lack of a multicultural mindset for the veterans and what they had been through in the war and how they had been affected physically and mentally. It was particularly evident in the movie that the police completely underestimated the abilities of Rambo, because of
The US military is no longer about fighting for freedom, and the fact that many young men are losing their lives over a false cause every year needs to be attended to. The media is forbidden to talk about the US Army in a negative way without harsh and unfair punishment by the US government. The population is blind to the
There 's far too many of you dying” Gaye’s himself is a Vietnam War veteran who was drafted along with his brother. “Mother, mother. There 's too many of you crying”, young males were being sent off to war and mothers were not happy about this. No mother would like to see their young boys being sent off to their death, especially in a war that had no good intentions. All of these events made the country really
It was first conceptualized in 1980, prior to that, the soldiers were just given psychotic meds and sent on their way.“In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder”(Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs). Despite more awareness, PTSD is still not understood by the general populace due to this, veterans coming home from war have an extremely difficult time re-assimilating into normal American society. This difficulty results in a social stigma around our vets, which makes this such a major social issue.
Once they lost everything, Nga decided to be a hard worker and live on with her life not being in conflict that she had lost all of her money (interview). Since the Vietnam War had an impact on many people and America (economically), many people in America lost confidence in the U.S. (blaseanwar). Many people protested thinking that they would make a difference in government decisions (blaseanwar). When Saigon went into the powers of the North it caused Saigon to fall, on April 30, 1975 (historylearningsite). When the North was in power many people lost beliefs on Ngo Dinh Diem (Prime Minister) since he declined the national election.
Vietnam was very gruesome and took half a million lives. These lives consisted of men that were drafted into the war by the Selective Services. These lives were mainly of a minority, or of lower social class. Protesters were against the draft because of the unfair rules. The people that had to go to war had no reason not to; they had no school to attend and no money to pay for a school.
After the Vietnam War, the American military returned home to find that they were not greeted with the upmost respect that they deserve. Instead, a profuse amount of Vietnam veterans were shunned and neglected. Many of these veterans suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was not nearly as understood as it was after the Vietnam War. As a result of how the Vietnam veterans were treated and cared for, countless amounts of people have donated their time and money to help prevent another aftermath like the Vietnam War’s. The Vietnam War had a long lasting impact on America not only because of the war, but also the impact at home on domestic land and the aftermath of the war.
How do these selections relate to the theme of ‘’Politics and power”? Documentary: in the documentary of last day in Vietnam it talk about how the American soldiers where try to help the south Vietnamese in the war between north and south Vietnamese the American tropes where try to help evacuate as many friends and families before the north Vietnamese takes over the south Vietnamese because the south was losing the war between the north and south Vietnamese. Film: In American sniper power was one of the relate themes to the movie because it show how the united states tropes where in Iraq try to find the people responsible for the destruction of twin tower and for the death of the innocent people that where kill that day. American sniper had politics because they have conflict among individuals that where responsible for the twin towers and the death of innocent people. Reading Selection 1: the selection relate to politics and power because it talks about how the unites states has been involve in many wars because politics and how they have been unsuccessful in in the way America style of solve a problem.
An explosion of protests resulted, including the Kent State Incident previously mentioned. In 1972, North Vietnam attacked South Vietnam. South Vietnam forces struggled on their own until the United States issued aid through US airpower- once again, becoming further involved in the war. Fighting continued through the next few months but as more and more antiwar demonstrations took place by those waiting for Nixon’s plan to follow through, negotiations were made to officially pull the United States out of the war. In January of 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were signed and the United States was officially withdrawn from the war in Vietnam.