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Vietnam War Jokes

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Every generation veterans has its own slang. Location Of Deployed Troops, Their Mission, And Their Allies All Make For Unique Lingo That Can Be Pretty Difficult To Forget. That same vernacular isnt politically correct. It is still worth looking at non-PC Vietnam War slang used by troops while in country because it gives insight into endemic and recurring problems they faced at time. Here are some of less-PC used by American troops in Vietnam. Barbecue-Armored Cavalry units requesting on location. Bong Son Bomber-Giant size joint marijuana cigarette. Breaking Starch-Reference to dressing new set of dry clean or heavily starched fatigues. Charles-Formal For Charlie from phonetic Charlie abbreviation of Viet Cong. Charm School-Initial training orientation upon arrival in-Country. Cherry-Designation For new from states. Also know as FNG, meat, or new citizens. Coka Girl-Vietnamese woman who sells everything except boom to GIs. Coka comes from Vietnamese pronunciation of Coca-Cola, and boom boom can be left to your imagination. Disneyland Far building of US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. It comes from East, aka Pentagon. Donut Dolly-women of American Red Cross. Fallopian tubing for inside turrets of tanks-Prank used by tankers to send cherries on wild goose chase flower Seeker-originate from newspapers; describing men looking for prostitutes. Ho Chi Minh Road Stick-Vietnamese sandals made from truck tires. Idiot Stick-Either rifle or curved yoke used by Vietnamese women to carry baskets or water buckets. Indian Country-Area controlled by Charlie, also known as Bush or Sh * t. Mad Minute-Order For all bunkers to shoot across their front for One Minute to test fire weapons and harass enemy. Marvin Arvin-Stereotypical South Vietnamese soldier, similar to Schmuckatelli. Name Comes From Shorthand Of Army Of Republic Of Vietnam-ARVN. Number-One GI-troop who spent lot of money in Vietnam. Number-Ten GI-A troop who spend money in Vietnam. Ok Sahlem-Term American soldiers had For villagers children who beg For menthol cigarettes. Real Life-Also know as Civilian Life; before War or before draft. Remington Raider-Derogatory Term, like modern-day For anyone who man typewriter. Re-Up Bird-Blue Eared Barbet, jungle Bird song sounds like re-Up. Search and Avoid-A Derogatory For all-ARVN mission. Voting Machine-nickname given to ARVN tanks because they come out during coup detat. Zippo Raids-Burning of Vietnamese villages. Zippo lighters were famously documented by journalist Morley Safer, see thatch-roof huts. Blake Stilwell is traveler, writer, and adventurer with degrees in design, television & film, and international relations. He is veteran US Air Force Combat Photojournalist who has worked for ABC News, NBC, and HBO. Blake is based in Hollywood, often found elsewhere. This is why Hue 1968 is Black Hawk Down For War We Are Mighty celebrates service with stories that inspire.

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Gallows Humor Wanted

Two talented Vietnam veteran writers-former photojournalist and psy opsman Tony Swindell and one-time 1 Cav medic Marc Levy-are putting together book of combat jokes. It not to be Readers Digest Humor in Uniform, ha-ha type, Levy told US in electronic communication. Were looking for jokes of grim, cruel, gallows-Humor variety, which are expressive of how soldiers always dealt with war horror. Authors hope, Levy say, to solicit enough jokes to write book to provide civilians with necessary non-academic context to understand what happened to hearts and minds of men and women in war, and how grim jokes reflect that change, but at same time help troops survive dull routines and sudden unspeakable chaos in War Zone. Levy offers example of kind of joke theyre looking for: Colonel and his sergeant Major chopper out to landing Zone to see for themselves aftermath of large and bloody firefight. There was fighting, and many casualties on both sides. When they arrive, American KIAs line up shoulder to shoulder in back of makeshift aid station, covered with ponchos and waiting for choppers to come fetch them. There are many, many bodies. Colonel and sergeant Major slowly make their way down line, lifting flaps of ponchos to view face. Colonel Looks More And More Troubled Farther Down Line He Go, And Is Truly Upset. Finally, he over to Sergeant Major and say, all so young. What pity. What waste. Sergeant Major, old do you think these boys are? Sergeant Major looks at Colonel, say, Theyre all dead, Colonel. That is as as you get.

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