The Vietnam War affected millions of veterans and showed the United States that even though they had the most powerful and best military in the world they could still lose a war. Many veterans all across the United States came back from the war with hatred and psychological problems. America’s society had changed after the war, people were not willing to go to war any more and America as a society saw the tragedies that occurred in
Also, every war after the next gets more modernized with weapons that cause more harm and damage than the war before. Later on after the Egyptians, wars became so gory and bloody, who wouldn’t be scarred after seeing someone head explode. A historian named Herodotus wrote that the captain of the Spartans, as we all know named Leonidas, supposedly didn’t let his soldiers fight in a battle because they were psychologically spent from previous battles and he said he couldn’t see no heart to fight. These soldiers are not veterans yet, they are still in battle. The symptoms of PTSD start to form during the war such as home sickness, nausea, insomnia, and many more.
When coupled with the imagery of the graphic novel genre it delivers a great deal of insight into daily existence during a horrible era in modern European history. Through loud images, interesting interviews, and an effective narration, Joe Sacco is able to share with his audience the atrocities of war, how it disintegrates families and cities, and the importance of family loyalty; themes that are vitally seen in the “Disintegration” vignette of Safe Area Gorazde. The story takes place in Gorazde, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where political tension is rising and a war is clearly escalating. Fearing the worst, Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia, while Bosnian Serbs are quickly trying to organize their armed forces. All this turmoil at home causes Edin, the main character and a graduate student who was studying engineering in Sarajevo, to return to his homeland in order to protect his family.
They were the ones taken to war, the ones who felt the god and bad of the war. Most of them that joined the war had been soldiers in the war who had come back and some who heard the stories of the war from their friends who had served their time in the war, therefore they formed bulk of the body of the antiwar movement. Most of the US ground soldiers were drawn from the ranks of the most oppressed: black and Latino working people. As the number of victims grew, so the effects were felt
The Post War Life The effect of the Vietnam War on the surviving soldiers The Vietnam War left a great scar in all the people that were directly and indirectly involved in it. Among the affected were the soldiers that not only died in the war, but also survived it. The war destroyed them physically and mentally to a point that it felt as if the war continued throughout the remainder of their lives. The feeling of trauma, hatred toward the War, and grief are well portrayed in Yusef Komunyakaa’s Roll Call, and W. D. Ehrhart’s Invasion of Grenada. The authors of these poems strived to provide a first-hand experience with the purpose of proving that even though one survives the war, the same war never leaves.
Similarly, Jimmy Cross carries compasses and maps and, with them, the responsibility for the men in his charge. Faced with the heavy burden of fear, the men also carry the weight of their reputations. Although every member of the Alpha Company experiences fear at some point, showing fear will only reveal vulnerability to both the enemy and sometimes cruel fellow soldiers. Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who often writes about the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. He has held the endowed chair at the MFA program of Texas State University-San Marcos several times, from 2003 to 2004, then from 2005 to 2006, and a third time from 2008 to 2009.
"The letters in Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam recount the personal experiences of their writers, they also challenge the assumptions of mainstream America towards the war and those who fought it. Discuss." The text Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (Dear America) is an emotional tabloid of personal letters from combatants in the Vietnam war. Bernard Edelman uses these letters, detailing their experiences, to challenge the assumptions of mainstream America towards the war and the people who served in it. The erroneous assumptions about the value of war as a political mechanism made by the large conservative body of America are challenged and subverted by the encounters by our encounters with real soldiers in this anthology.
History on the United States' Involvement in the Vietnam War This paper will examine the history of united states Vietnam involvement during 1964 to 1968 it will emphasize the evolution of the national policy and objectives during that period. The Vietnam War twisted out to be Americans longest war with massive commitment of men and material, but most consider it a failure for the United States. The Vietnam War resulted in the deaths of more than 50,000 American and serious loss national reputation. Vietnam had an intense and negative effect on American’s view of the military. It was not until desert storm that the military regained the trust of the American people.
The anti-war movements and protests reflected on the soldiers in Vietnam and led to the defeat of the US armed forces. The media portrayed war in such a negative manner that resentment is still present today. The introduction of televised news coverage of the Vietnam War set a precedent of fear of war within the American culture. The vivid footage and images of combat educated the American people of the true horrors
DEAR AMERICA: LETTERS HOME FROM VIETNAM A Documentary direct by Bill Couturie DEAR AMERICA: LETTERS HOME FROM VIETNAM Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is a 1987 documentary, directed by Bill Couturié. The film uses real letters written by US soldiers and archive footage, the film creates a highly personal experience of the Vietnam War. * This video provides us with a glimpse into what it was like in the jungles of Vietnam. What the soldiers had to endure and what their state of mind was when writing home to their loved ones. I believe war wreaks havoc in a soldier’s life and each one handles their situation differently.