Reality of the Vietnam War

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Reality of the Vietnam War During the Vietnam War the reality of warfare brought many soldiers back to a home that didn't want them. Their feelings torn by atrocities, the loss of friends, and the condition of loneliness only made the experience worse. Did the issues on the home front affect the issues on the frontline? The novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a perfect example of the conflict and diversity among other soldiers during the Vietnam War. It shows the reality many soldiers faced and how they dealt with conflicts back home while they were alone and afraid of death creeping up on them. With the reality of war taking its toll, soldiers coming home to a world they didn't know, a world that had changed and left them in…show more content…
Physiological problems were plentiful after the war they just don't go away with a blink of an eye. They affected the lives of the soldiers from preventing them to get back to reality and go on with life. The thought of facing danger 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from a 360 degree circle around them can be mind boggling. Soldiers during the Vietnam War came home to a home they thought would respect them and congratulate them because of their bravado during the war but they came back to a home that called them "Baby Killers" and saying "They were no better than the Commies". Soldiers who went through the toughest fights couldn't come back and forget about it. "30.9% of men in Vietnam came back home with a lifetime disease of PTSD" stated the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the document "Epidemiological Facts about PTSD". Not only men suffered from PTSD 26.9% of women had lifetime PTSD. The problems caused from PTSD were that many of them were boundless drunks who every day tried to drown their thoughts from

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