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Vietnam War By Tara Morrow. U.S Hostile Deaths by Military Service Army30,95065% Marines13,09128% Air Force1,7444% Navy1,628*3% Total47.413- BranchNumber%

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1 Vietnam War By Tara Morrow

2 U.S Hostile Deaths by Military Service Army30,95065% Marines13,09128% Air Force1,7444% Navy1,628*3% Total BranchNumber% of total Infantry (includes armor recon personnel) 21,57870% Aviation (Helicopter) 1,7726% Field Artillery1,1244% Medical Service (essentially combat medics) 1,0983% Armor (includes armor, crewmen, etc.) 7272% Combat Engineers6092% *The 5 Coast Guardsmen are included in the Navy total. U.S. Army hostile deaths by combat arms branch Note: These branches account for 87% of all 30,950 Army hostile deaths

3 Protest to War Many people opposed the fighting in Vietnam, and they made sure they were heard.

4 During & Remembering

5 Major Battles Battle at the Hamlet of Ap Bac: January 2, 1963 Siege of Khe Sanh: January 21, 1968 Tet Offensive: January 30 First Battle of Saigon: March 7, 1968 Eastertide Offensive: March 30, 1972 Fall of Saigon: April 29, 1975

6 Major Operations Operation Chopper - January 12, 1962 Operation Ranch Hand - January 1962 Operation Rolling Thunder - February 24, 1965 Operation Starlight - August 17, 1965 Operation Crimp - January 8, 1966 Operation Birmingham - April 1966 Operation Hastings - Late May 1966 Operation Attleboro - September 2, 1966 Operation Deckhouse Five - January 6, 1967 Operation Cedar Falls - January 8, 1967 Operation Junction City - February 21, 1967 Operation Niagara - January 5, 1968 Operation Pegasus - August 8, 1968 Operation Menu - February 1969 Operation Lam Son February 8, 1971 Operation Linebacker - April 6, 1972

7 This map depicts North and South Vietnam. It shows the trail of Ho Chi Minh (in red) as well as US and South Vietnam invasion of Cambodia (in blue).

8 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Unwanted distressing memories or a feeling of reliving traumatic Vietnam experiences (flashbacks) Nightmares and difficulty falling or staying asleep restfully Bodily stress and tension, especially when reminded of traumatic Vietnam experiences Loss of interest in activities and difficulty concentrating on activities or projects Detachment or withdrawal from emotional involvement in relationships Difficulty feeling or expressing emotions other than irritability or frustration Feeling like there is no future or their lives will be cut short by an untimely death Feeling jumpy, on edge, and easily startled Feeling constantly unsafe and unable to let down their guard (hyper- vigilant

9 Vietnam War Trauma Fears (such as of closed spaces, crowds, unfamiliar places, or sudden attack) Anxiety (such as restlessness, obsessive worries, compulsive rituals) Panic (such as a terror of losing control, suffocating, or going crazy) Depression (such as hopelessness, loss of all interests, suicidal impulses) Rage in the form of either intense violent emotions or violent actions Irritability (such as feeling constantly annoyed, on edge, and critical) Shame (such as feeling embarrassed, exposed, violated, or like a misfit) Guilt (such as feeling others should have lived and he should have died, or feeling that he failed or made mistakes that had terrible consequences)

10 Trauma Continued Isolation (such as being physically present but emotionally absent, going off alone for long periods of time, or refusing to talk about family matters) Emotional emptiness (such as staring off into space blankly or refusing to show any feelings when everyone else is very emotional) Alienation (such as feeling that no one understands or that everyone makes too much fuss about unimportant things and too little about big problems) Being over-controlling (such as being extremely demanding or needing to make all decisions even if they are really someone else's responsibility) Inability to relax (such as always being on the go, never able to have fun, or turning everything into serious work or a crisis) Addiction (such as compulsive overuse of alcohol, drugs, or gambling)


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