Philip Caputo's A Rumor Of War

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In the year of 1954, was the beginning of reunification of communism within Vietnam. A great number of events were taken place within this time, and new events were being established. This has embarked a positive and negative effect on Vietnam, and has made its way up to the United States. Where the role of Caputo played an important role of the story that tells about his experiences he faced. From the time, he was a suburban boy who took on the responsibility of becoming a United States Marine. Through his writings of memoirs, we can see how they reflect the views of individuals who actually lived in Vietnam during the war. Philip Caputo was best known for his best-selling memoir “A Rumor of War”. Where he got first-hand experience throughout the Vietnam War. Therefore, he was able to write and share all his encounters he faced throughout his time in war. Within the book it display how the United States was always …show more content…

U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and again in 1962. U.S. involvement escalated further following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which a U.S. destroyer clashed with North Vietnamese fast attack craft, which was followed by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave the U.S. president authorization to increase U.S. military presence. Once the reinforcements arrived the Unites States held power of what was South Vietnam, which is was they desired for. Once U.S troops were in South Vietnam the Vietnamese people felt support and comfort. They were being attacked by their own people which was North Vietnam, all because they wanted them to become a communist party. South Vietnam was low in troops and the U.S provided more soldiers to stand allies while they got casualties out of South Vietnam into safer ground. There was children and women who suffered injuries and some who died, but knowing there was help they had

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