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  • Dubious
  • "Should I get apples or oranges?"
  • Battalions
  • Comrade
  • "Welcome to the reading club."
  • Definiton: Hesitating or doubting. The Vietnam War has three dubious distinctions: It was the longest and most unpopular war in American history and the only war America ever lost. Page 6
  • Siege
  • Definition: A large body of troops ready for battle. I served in Vietnam with two different marine infantry battalions in 1965 and 1966. Page 6
  • Infiltrate
  • "Lets go in."
  • Welcome to the Dance Club
  • Definiton: A companion who shares one's activities or a fellow member of an organization. It was called "Infantry in the Monsoon," and it was about carrying wounded comrades in the rain. Page 10
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Stop what your doing at once!
  • Definiton: A military operation where enemy forces surround a town cutting off supplies to try and get them to surrender. While the siege at Dien Bien Phu was raging... Page20
  • Definition: To enter or gain access to an organization or place. The Viet Cong had been infiltrating the area since the war with the French in the nineteen fifties. Page 44
  • Definition: Military or political action taken against the activities of guerrillas or revolutionaries. ...and head of other counterinsurgency missions. Page 46
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