|Topic||Tribute to Vietnam Vets|
Thanks to club member Glenn Cooper for this item
Some might argue with the numbers, i.e., that the average WW II combat soldier had 40 days of combat vs 5x as much for Vietnam combat. One needs to be careful because "combat", in particular "combat zones" were not the same. Front lines (and, thus combat zones) were clearly defined in WW2. A soldier was in combat if they were at the front; otherwise they were not. There were no clear "front lines" in Viet Nam; virtually anywhere was a combat zone. That said, the helicopter provided a level of combat mobility for soldiers in Vietnam not available in WW2.
Some Vietnam War Myths (you decide what is correct and what is not):