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Vietnam War Vocabulary<br />PERIOD FOUR<br />
Scott Nelson Per.4<br />As an RTO, Mitchell Sanders carried the PRC-25 radio, a killer, 26 pounds with its battery. <br />...
“The AO lay along the South China Sea, where things had the feel of a resort, with white beaches and palm trees and friend...
Drafted<br />“All the men were drafted to the army”<br />
“As PFC’s or Spec 4s, most of them were common grunts and carried the standard M-16 gas-operated assault rifle.”<br />PFC ...
“They bring in the Cobras and F-4s, they use Willie Peter and HE and incendiaries. It’s all fire. They make those mountain...
“…and captured AK-47s and Chi-Coms and RPGs and Simonov carbines…” (7).<br />Chi-Com<br />
“…they carried M-14s and CAR-15s and Swedish Ks and grease guns…” (7)<br />Swedish K’s<br />
Derek thomas<br />
“Late at night, when the Greenies were out on ambush…”(116)<br />Greenies<br />
‘He explained that he had read my first book, “If I Die in a Combat Zone”.’ (156-157)<br />COMBAT ZONE<br />Leah Wichterma...
“A guy goes AWOL” (35)<br />AWOL<br />Ryan O’Gara<br />
“He must’ve thought it was the sunlight that was killing him.  It was not the sunlight that was killing him.  It was a rig...
“, then to lift him into the chopper that took him away. They were called legs or grunts.” (3)<br />Grunts<br />By John Ui...
“…staying off the main trails<br /> and observing strict fields SOPs.” (219)<br />SOP<br />Ariel Aranza<br />
“There was an inquiry, of course, and a week long air search, and for a time the Tra Bong compound went crazy with MP and ...
“… he was the leader of the platoon…”<br />PLATOONS<br />Dan appleton<br />
“There was an EM club with beer and movies, sometimes even live floor shows, the whole blurry slow motion of the rear.” ( ...
C-Rations<br />“ He opened up a can of C rations, pork and beans, but the baby buffalo wasn’t interested.” (78)<br />Will ...
“After we’d secured an LZ, Dave Jensen went over and kneeled at Struck’s side.”(pg 66)<br />LZ: Landing Zone<br />Alexandr...
“… Tried to explain to her about things like ambushes and snipers and the stopping power of an AK-47.”<br />AK-47<br />Dan...
“She’d hopped a C-130 up to Chu Lai and stayed overnight at the USO and the next morning hooked a ride west with the resup...
“Well, the guy’s around here somewhere.’  ‘Better tell the LT.”  (page 166)<br />LT<br />Lieutenant<br />David Sandberg<br />
There was an inquiry, of course, and a week-long air search, and for a time the Tra Bong compound went crazy with MP and C...
“While the outpost was isolated and vulnerable” (92).<br />Outpost<br />Alex Suker<br />
“The highest ranking NCO was an E-6 named Eddie Diamond…”<br />NCO<br />Matt Rogers<br />
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  1. 1. Vietnam War Vocabulary<br />PERIOD FOUR<br />
  2. 2. Scott Nelson Per.4<br />As an RTO, Mitchell Sanders carried the PRC-25 radio, a killer, 26 pounds with its battery. <br />RTO<br />
  3. 3. “The AO lay along the South China Sea, where things had the feel of a resort, with white beaches and palm trees and friendly little villages.”<br />AO <br />Kelly Sturm<br />
  4. 4. Drafted<br />“All the men were drafted to the army”<br />
  5. 5. “As PFC’s or Spec 4s, most of them were common grunts and carried the standard M-16 gas-operated assault rifle.”<br />PFC (Private First Class)<br />Anthony Bauer<br />
  6. 6. “They bring in the Cobras and F-4s, they use Willie Peter and HE and incendiaries. It’s all fire. They make those mountains burn” (75).<br />Danger<br />HE<br />Jon Dorsch<br />P.4<br />
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  8. 8. “…and captured AK-47s and Chi-Coms and RPGs and Simonov carbines…” (7).<br />Chi-Com<br />
  9. 9. “…they carried M-14s and CAR-15s and Swedish Ks and grease guns…” (7)<br />Swedish K’s<br />
  10. 10. Derek thomas<br />
  11. 11. “Late at night, when the Greenies were out on ambush…”(116)<br />Greenies<br />
  12. 12. ‘He explained that he had read my first book, “If I Die in a Combat Zone”.’ (156-157)<br />COMBAT ZONE<br />Leah Wichterman P.4<br />
  13. 13. “A guy goes AWOL” (35)<br />AWOL<br />Ryan O’Gara<br />
  14. 14. “He must’ve thought it was the sunlight that was killing him. It was not the sunlight that was killing him. It was a rigged 105 round.” (84)<br />Rigged 105 Round<br />Mike Kelly Period 4<br />
  15. 15. “, then to lift him into the chopper that took him away. They were called legs or grunts.” (3)<br />Grunts<br />By John Uittenbogaard 4<br />
  16. 16. “…staying off the main trails<br /> and observing strict fields SOPs.” (219)<br />SOP<br />Ariel Aranza<br />
  17. 17. “There was an inquiry, of course, and a week long air search, and for a time the Tra Bong compound went crazy with MP and CID types.”<br />-The Things They Carried (115)<br />MP<br />Maggie Garin<br />
  18. 18. “… he was the leader of the platoon…”<br />PLATOONS<br />Dan appleton<br />
  19. 19. “There was an EM club with beer and movies, sometimes even live floor shows, the whole blurry slow motion of the rear.” ( page 191)<br />EM darinhaugh<br />
  20. 20. C-Rations<br />“ He opened up a can of C rations, pork and beans, but the baby buffalo wasn’t interested.” (78)<br />Will Biernat P. 4<br />
  21. 21. “After we’d secured an LZ, Dave Jensen went over and kneeled at Struck’s side.”(pg 66)<br />LZ: Landing Zone<br />Alexandra Carls<br />
  22. 22. “… Tried to explain to her about things like ambushes and snipers and the stopping power of an AK-47.”<br />AK-47<br />Danielle Caple<br />
  23. 23. “She’d hopped a C-130 up to Chu Lai and stayed overnight at the USO and the next morning hooked a ride west with the resupply chopper.” (pg. 94)<br />C-130<br />Kyle Martin<br />
  24. 24. “Well, the guy’s around here somewhere.’ ‘Better tell the LT.” (page 166)<br />LT<br />Lieutenant<br />David Sandberg<br />
  25. 25. There was an inquiry, of course, and a week-long air search, and for a time the Tra Bong compound went crazy with MP and CID types.<br />CID<br />Matt Henning<br />
  26. 26. “While the outpost was isolated and vulnerable” (92).<br />Outpost<br />Alex Suker<br />
  27. 27. “The highest ranking NCO was an E-6 named Eddie Diamond…”<br />NCO<br />Matt Rogers<br />

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