By: Anthony Schabel, Lacy Barrett, Dustin Collett
Part 1: Definitions
Containment: Attempt to lock down communism
DMZ: De Militarized Zone
Domino Theory: Theory that if one country falls to communism more will fall.
Draft: Required enrollment in the armed services
General William Westmoreland: 4 star general who commanded US military in Vietnam war
Ho Chi Mich: North Vietnam leader
My Lai Massacre: Mass murder of unarmed civilians in south Vietnam
Pentagon Paper: revealed that the US government had not been honest about it's intentions in the Vietnam war
Tet Offensive: Surprised attack by the Viet Cong on south Vietnamese TOWNS AND CITIES
Viet Cong: Group in south Vietnam who wanted Ho Chi Minh to be their leader
Vietnamization: President Nixon's strategy for ending US involvement in the Vietnam war
Part 2: Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Part 3: Importance
2. United States signs cease-fire with North Vietnam and Vietcong
3. Communists capture Saigon
4. Israel captures Gaza Strip and West Bank in Six-Day War
5. Mao Zedong begins the Cultural Revolution in China
6. Nixon elected president of the U.S.
7. U.S. troops begin their withdrawal from Vietnam
8. Uganda becomes independent
9. First major U.S. combat units arrive in Vietnam
10. National Liberation forms in the south Vietnam
Part 4: Veterans
Seidel, Michael E. - Joined the marines because his farther was also one and he enjoys being in the water. His original mission was to keep the Vet Com from taking over the civilians in the village. He got along with everyone and joked a lot around on the ships. His sister's ship had a hole blown into it. Dustin enjoys the water too.
Marin-Carle, Alfredo - Originally born in New York, but at the age of eleven went to Puerto Rico; it was here that he ended up getting drafted. Tried to do his best while in boot camp and the rest of his training because he wanted to make the best out of the situation. He experienced being in water for seven days. He never got sick in Vietnam however, but did have a problem with his tooth and had to go to the dentist. Lacy says he isn't cool.
Part 5: Music
Put A Little Love In Your Heart - by Jackie DeShannon
Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie
Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
Draft Dodger Rag - Phil Ochs
Turn, Turn Turn - The Bards
Get Together - The Youngbloods
It Better End Soon - Chicago
Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Kingston Trio
Part 6: Villain or Hero?
William Calley - A villain, did suck, apparently liked pizza.