9e2046d0bddd61c6237186f1a206a211 - Outline Red Thunder...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Outline: Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning: Why was it so hard for US to win the war in Vietnam? A. Geography 1. Rain, humidity, jungle, vines, marsh, rice paddies 2. Animals: i. leeches, mosquitoes, snakes, cougars 3. Michelin Plantation i. : rubber plantation; clearer but worse bc could see everything 4. Tunnels: i. VC would make tunnels and cover with foliage; wells 5. No frontier: i. we never knew where they were- only knew once they attacked us- basically a guerrilla war: just trying to kill whoever they could B. Weapons 1. “tools for trade” i. We used: M-16s ,(machine gun: people would carry around M-14 even though it was heavier bc it was a better weapon), M-26 (hand grenade), M79 (grenade launcher) Duper, M60 “the pig”, a machine gun, 1. Advantage weapon: APCs (armored personal carrier) what people would ride on and would set the pig on top, claymore mines; helicopters- to drop
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: napalm or ammo supplies ii. What they used against us: Mines, bobby traps, AK-47, RPG (rocket propeller grenade)- they would throw at our tanks; had snipers up in the trees C. Services 1. First time military decided no one stays longer than a year i. 1 tour was 365 days\ 1. Impaired unit morale bc no one could get close 2. Officers only commanded for 6m 3. Only used drafts D. Care 1. “the mobile hospital at tay ninh was a busy place. Most helicopters however delivered their wounded to the 12 th evac hospital at cu chi.” 2. Triage said who could get treated and who could not. : ABC categories E. Language Barrier 1. Only thing they knew how to say was “get the hell out of here” 2. Didn’t know who to trust- couldn’t understand...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern