Frank stated he attempted numerous suicide attempts. His reasoning to his attempts wasn’t just the war ,but also a divorce which deeply impacted him and a family which was once loving and peaceful; now torn apart by alcohol. Overall the wr had changed him, a man who was a perfectly normal productive member of society, now suffering side effects from the war. Another individual John F. Ferguson , Vietnam veteran who served from 1967- 1971 in the 15th counter intelligence team. Ferguson one of many vietnam veterans describes his war experience to have been physically exhausting and terrifying business.Ferguson states that the vietnam war was a horrible involvement .
This quote represents the emotional strain of soldiers during the Vietnam War. Soldiers were asked to do horrific things that were against their nature and slowly it broke them. The Vietnam War is infamous for the slow moving terrain and the PTSD it caused
Guilt and shame can change a man for either good or bad. Guild and shame was a very repetitive through the soldiers' journey. It was a downright impact on their personalities, actions, and future. The war can do many things to one. In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien concentrates on how shame and guilt that was created by the Vietnam War, affected the soldiers’ lives and, was stuck with them endlessly.
For many years there have been military conflicts in the Middle East, between the countries of the Middle East and sometimes between them and outside superpowers. They have endured these conflicts because their society is a very basic technologically lacking civilization. Because of their weaker standpoint, especially against countries like America or Britain, they have had to resort to guerilla warfare to be able to stand a fighting chance against these superpowers. This leads to the collateral damage played on the news and the deaths of U.S. military personnel. This makes the war seem like a hopeless standstill where no one side is winning which is similar to another American conflict that ended terribly, the Vietnam War.
The environmental damage to Vietnam was immense and was hard for the people of Vietnam to get over. Many of South Vietnams population began roaming from the rural areas to cities. Many of these bombings led them into the hands of the North, which is the opposite of what the United States was trying
The Vietnam War was one of the most outrageous and long-drawn out wars in history. Throughout the Vietnam War, American involvement was wanted by some and hated by many. America wanted to help the South Vietnamese. United States ' reason for their involvement in Vietnam was to prevent the spread of communism. This was referred to as the domino effect.
Then came the buildup in Vietnam and I watched the program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such. Perhaps the more tragic recognition of reality took place when it became clear to me that the war was doing far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home. "(King and Washington 21) Concerns about the cost of war taking away money for the cause were true. In the beginning the War on poverty seemed to be making an effort at making
This war was grueling, with many of the soldiers being drafted and not there by choice. Morale was always low, leading to an increase in substance abuse. There was the constant threat of death, and innocent men had to trudge on even after they personally witnessed death of their comrades and friends. Nights were long and the days were frightening, there was no guarantee
Agent Orange was a herbicide used on Vietnam during the 1950s and 1960s. It left thousands of Vietnamese civilians and U.S. veterans diseased and dead. It wiped out miles and miles of jungle and foliage across Vietnam and its bordering countries. Even though Agent Orange’s purpose was not to directly kill people, it was one of the biggest causes for death in the Vietnam War. What Is Agent Orange?