The Death Of The Vietnam War

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“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it 's sinking. Racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way, but you 're older. Shorter of breath and one day closer to death” (Pink)The third lyrics relates to how time catches up without the realization. As the Americans came to war and saw the horror of the battlefield, it was no surprise that they felt it could be their last battle. “It is estimated that 350 Vietnam Veterans dies by suicide while in Vietnam. After Vietnam, estimates have a range as high as 70,000 Vietnam Veterans who have committed suicide.” (Lee 713). As a soldier would see one of their allies, their friends, and their family being killed in front of their eyes all their hope…show more content…
“Home, home again. I like to be here when I can. When I come home cold and tired. It 's good to warm my bones beside the fire. Far away, across the field. The tolling of the iron bell. Calls the faithful to their knees. To hear the softly spoken magic spell.” (Pink) The mention of home in this song does not relate to where you live however the place that you must accept. After the months or years a soldier fought in the war instead of being fearful of death, they welcomed it. “Indeed, Vietnam, where 648,500 draftees were sent to fight and 17,725 died in combat, exposed the pitfalls of fighting an unpopular war with conscripted soldiers. There also was growing concern about the fairness of a system that resulted in a disproportionate number of poor Americans being drafted.For instance, in 1970 the Army alone had more than 65,000 deserters, just one sign of a military reaching the breaking point.” (Lee 714). By accepting their faith, many of the soldiers never returned home and those who did were traumatized by the war that it lead their lives were led to drugs and unhappiness. In every aspect the Vietnam Veterans were the “loser”. They were regarded as loser because no one supported them, were not classify as heroes, not welcome back, turn to a life of drugs, and experience PTSD. With none of the soldiers wanting to fight, there was nothing that would give them the encouragement to continue. Once listening to the song Time by

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