Women In The Vietnam War

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“Just before your eyes you’d see a dozen civilians go before one soldier.” (“Weapons”). This said by a random Vietnam veteran shows just a very small portion of how the Vietnam War was inhumane. Many innocent civilians had their lives taken or even limbs from their body taken in the war. Life taking machines, B-52 bombers were flying nukes in the war. B-52 Bombers were stocked with several bombs that would kill a man anywhere under one kilometer away from it (“Air”).Last, when it comes to women; women are the most underrated part of the Vietnam War. Women were treated like garbage and females weren’t as able to serve as males were. About 60 women were serving as non nurses throughout the Vietnam War (“Women”). Bombings, ground slaughters, …show more content…
As troops died, more were sent and they just kept coming. Through the many battles, Khe Sanh was the largest and bloodiest battles of the war. 77 days of thousands of people being killed in one single battle and that’s not including the people burned to death or not found from the U.S bombing during it. Many of troops and thousands of lives were sent in that battle just for one bargain. Many lives and civilians walked into each other into just one big giant slaughter. Many of the Vietnamese civilians were told to fight and just given a gun without really even knowing how to use it. This just kept an everlasting slaughter going (“Battlefield”). By the end of just 1966, around 6,000 U.S soldiers were murdered and around 61,000 of the Vietcong had been killed. The Vietnamese were just getting started (“Kennedy”). In 1971 Agent Orange had been released. It was dropped on the ground and from planes. Eleven million gallons of Agent Orange had been released. This is still causing birth defects and is still affecting people in Vietnam today that had nothing to do with the war. One seventh of Vietnam had got affected in the area (“Battlefield”). Wrapping up the ground slaughters, hundreds of thousands of civilians were murdered by the end of the war. At the Battle of Saigon, 22,000 people were killed. To end the war, the tanks in Saigon blew up two last American soldiers to pieces. They got the last hit, but its a matter of opinion on who won this horrifying war (“Kennedy”). With all the explosions and bodies flying in the war, there had to be somebody to help the men and repair them. That’s where the women came

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