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    19

    In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war,
    but it wasn't.
    It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting.
    In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26...
    In Vietnam he was 19.
    In inininininin Vietnam he was 19.

    (TV announcer's voice)
    The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
    25 miles west of Saigon
    I really wasn't sure what was going on (Vet's Voice)

    Nininini Nineteen, 19, Ni-nineteen 19
    19,19,19,19

    In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served a twelve month tour of duty but
    was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
    Ninininininininininin 19 nininininninin 19

    Hundreds of Thousands of men who saw heavy combat in Vietnam were arrested since discharge
    Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age.
    There are no accurate figures of how many of these men have been incarcerated.
    But, a Veterans Administration study concludes that the greater of Vets
    exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances of being arrested or convicted.

    This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

    (Singing Girls)
    All those who remember the war
    They won't forget what they've seen..
    Destruction of men in their prime
    whose average was 19
    Dedededededede-Destruction
    Dedededededede-Destruction
    War, War
    Dededede-Destruction, wa-wa-War, wa-War, War
    Dedededededede-Destruction
    War, War

    After World War II the Men came home together on troop ships, but the Vietnam
    Vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
    Perhaps the most dramatic difference between World War II and Vietnam was
    coming home.. .none of them received a hero's welcome
    None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
    Nenene Nenene None of them, none of them, none of them (etc...)
    None of them received a hero's welcome
    None of them received a hero's welcome

    According to a Veteran's Administration study
    Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what Psychiatrists call
    Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder
    Many vets complain of alienation, rage, or guilt
    Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
    Eight to Ten years after coming home almost eight-hundred-thousand men are
    still fighting the Vietnam War

    (Singing Girls)
    Dedededededede-Destruction

    Nininininininininin Nineteen, 19, Ni-nineteen 19
    19,19,19,19
    Nininininininininin Nineteen, 19, Ni-nineteen 19
    19,19,19,19

    (Soldiers Voice)
    When we came back it was different.. Everybody wants to know "How'd it
    happened to those guys over there
    There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
    We did what we had to do
    There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
    People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
    Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
    All we want to do is come home
    All we want to do is come home
    What did we do it for
    All we want to do is come home
    Was it worth it?



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    1105191215-Sep-2006 19:40
    Wow! Thank you for this.
    And it's happening again. Many vets are homeless too.