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Most people in our society think of the Vietnam War as a tragedy or a negative time in our history that was later viewed as a misstep These comments are true and most-certainly conventional However does the average person realize how large of an impact it had on the men who fought When questioned on the Vietnam War it can be rightly assumed that many Americans would know that it lasted over a decade Maybe even a few would know that over 14000 US troops were killed in 1968 alone Appy 7 The reality is that factual information such as this can only take you so far It is not until we feel the experience through personal accounts do we fully understand the Vietnam WarSince the beginning of time the concept of war has had a negative connotation Every war in United States history has been directly related to the brunt of the conflict the front-line the blood the gore and the mounting deaths Vietnam never escaped and will never escape from its horrifying sideOver the course of the Vietnam War nearly 45000 men were labeled as KIA killed in action In addition to the recorded number of deaths tens of thousands of men are still considered to be missing in action Appy 29 Today thousands of books are filled with alleged tales of horror from the war Among the most common were the US accounts involving the resented Vietnamese villagersWe saw them We saw people with legs hacked offDisemboweling seemed to be a big thing Literally pull a guys stomach open But the sad part of it is he doesnt die right away WomenYou know the skys the limitAs gruesome as you can think of things to do they woulddo Schoolteachers were a favorite target and unfortunatelya lot of the schoolteachers were idealistic young women Santoli 196Individual acts of horror were incredibly common during the war for United States soldiers Their hatred for the
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