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by Dragon / July 21, 2007 10:06 AM PDT

Once upon a time, someone posted a link to Facts vs Myths about Vietnam. Do ya'll remember that? I've been looking for it, lately. I remember it was in the military.com site.

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Any of these look familiar
by Steven Haninger / July 21, 2007 10:37 AM PDT
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You nailed it
by Dragon / July 22, 2007 3:27 PM PDT

I think the first and third ones are the best.


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What do you say Vets?
by Dango517 / July 22, 2007 4:55 PM PDT

(About one. These are more then likely true)

Myth: The war was fought largely by the poor and uneducated.

(Many college age students were draft deferred till there educations were completed. They did not have to fight till they finished or dropped out of the university.)

Myth: Most Vietnam veterans were drafted

(this was true during the later part [1967+] of the war as the call for more troops increased and it appeared there was no end in sight.)

(Our men had great courage. There enemy the Vietnamese were very tough and capable warriors. Those that opposed the war had great courage as well.)

(Items in parentheses are my comments.)

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all so see
by Dango517 / July 22, 2007 5:36 PM PDT
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by Dango517 / July 22, 2007 6:41 PM PDT
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These stats are from 2001
by Angeline Booher / July 22, 2007 9:32 PM PDT
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15% total enlistment 2001
by Dango517 / July 23, 2007 1:20 AM PDT

I'm surprised the total enlistment for women in the armed forces in 2001 was 15%.

The women in WW11 were not drafted, nor today but the woman of today are much closer to combat.

I would speculate that they will be a portion of the draftees the next time there is a draft and fill much the same role they are in modern day Iraq. Truck drives for instance not nurses, as in ww11. World War11 was a very different war then Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or the many other conflict we have fought since.

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Sounds like women aren't
by duckman / July 23, 2007 1:26 AM PDT

paying their fair share

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(NT) I believe this will change the politics of war.
by Dango517 / July 23, 2007 1:32 AM PDT
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That wiki article differs
by Dragon / July 24, 2007 5:25 PM PDT
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From this.

So, are the sources wrong, or do the sources need to be checked for accuracy?

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(NT) What specifically are you referring too?
by Dango517 / July 24, 2007 6:15 PM PDT
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Court orders VA to pay in Agent Orange cases
by wailwatcher / July 23, 2007 1:52 PM PDT
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