Just say NO! to propaganda

Vietnam War propaganda newspaper articleThe text reads:

TO G.I.’S in Quang-tri, Thua-thien, Hue!

The Vietnamese people are fighting against the aggressive, unjust Johnson’s war for independence and freedom. The Vietnamese people and their strong armed forces have inflicted upon the one million odd Yanks and their lackeys heavy losses.

Hundred thousands Yanks died in Vietnam. The highway 9 and Quang-tri, Thua-thein are…

the graveyard of the U.S. troops and the mercenaries from U.S. satellites.

G.I’s! Don’t be stupid enough to sacrifice yourself uselessly for the selfish and dirty interests of Johnson. Your happiness is not to be found in Vietnam, but in your sweet home in the U.S.A.

G.I’S!

-Refuse to carry out criminal orders! Say NO to raiding, burning, destroying, killing!

-Refuse battle! Demand to be sent home!

_When attacked, let be captured, and you will be granted leniency and treated with humanity.

The Tri-Thien. Hue’s L.A.F.

Referencing Tri-Thien-Hue Military Region in Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces


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The GI in Vietnam

Feeling in Vietnam is that most back home, including lawmakers, do not understand or accept the truth that the conflict in Vietnam is war.  That the bulk of America considers Southeast Asia with confusion and mild contempt.

A soldier returning home from Vietnam will find that people can’t yet point the country out on a map, can’t guess the number of weekly casualties, can’t figure out who the enemy is, and can’t understand what it’s all about except they guess freedom is involved. Continue reading