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  1. 3. slightly contemptuous term used by airborne-qualified troops when they are talking about regular infantry
  2. 6. derogatory term for an Asian
  3. 7. derogatory term for military personnel employed in rear echelon support capacities, usually used by Marines
  4. 8. a hut or simple dwelling, either military or civilian
  5. 10. a subdivision of a company-sized military unit, normally consisting of two or more squads or sections
  6. 11. a round of ammunition chemically treated to glow or give off smoke so that its flight can be followed.
  7. 14. to leave
  8. 15. high-altitude, low-opening jumping for insertion of troops behind enemy lines. The jump is begun from 15,000 feet.
  9. 17. kilometer
  10. 19. electronically controlled, extremely rapidly firing machine gun.
  11. 23. The day all American soldiers in Vietnam were waiting for.
  12. 24. members of Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols
  13. 25. to be deployed into a tactical area by helicopter
  14. 27. a small dart-shaped projectile clustered in an explosive warhead
  15. 29. For God and _______
  16. 31. Usually a small clearing secured temporarily for the landing of resupply helicopters.
  17. 32. a night defensive perimeter
  18. 33. small arms lubricant
  19. 34. a mechanized landing craft used in harbors and inland waterways
  20. 37. new replacements.
  21. 38. A term for sneakers used in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps
  22. 40. unofficial trading, begging, bartering, or stealing from other branches of the service
  23. 46. goldbricking or sandbagging
  24. 48. a Cobra helicopter
  25. 49. a Vietnamese peasant's boat
  26. 53. a C-130
  27. 56. defector from the Viet Cong
  28. 57. military phonetic for the letter 'E'
  29. 59. dew
  30. 60. killed
  31. 61. President who removed Veterans Day from the Uniform Holiday Bill
  32. 62. any aircraft, but usually refers to helicopters
  33. 63. A term in the Army referring to signals intelligence radio operators trained to utilize Morse Code.
  34. 65. The scrip U.S. soldiers were paid in
  35. 67. the M-1 rifle
  36. 68. single-strand barbed wire strung in a meshwork pattern at about ankle height.
  37. 71. _____ Chicken – Term originating in the Navy referring to either chicken or chicken a la king.
  38. 73. a term used by everyone in Vietnam to tell all who would listen that his tour was almost over
  39. 74. firing a battery in unison
  40. 75. Completely out of whack, ****ed up, screwy
  41. 79. a combat infantryman
  42. 80. career military man.
  43. 81. Vietnamese hamlet or village
  44. 82. wounded in action
  45. 83. a top sergeant
  46. 85. Term for cold weather.
  47. 87. Armored Cavalry units requesting Napalm on a location
  48. 88. Viet Cong
  49. 89. Literally stands for "grasp of the ****ing obvious."
  50. 91. for one unit to come to the aid of another under enemy fire
Down
  1. 1. the number five
  2. 2. collapsible tube of morphine attached to a hypodermic needle.
  3. 3. infantry unit
  4. 4. Ba Mu'o'i Ba
  5. 5. F-4s
  6. 7. intelligence-based campaign to eliminate the Viet Cong infrastructure
  7. 9. meaning "to leave" or "to go"
  8. 10. a prohibition from certain types of military duty due to injury or disability
  9. 12. to return to the U.S. at the end of a year's tour in Vietnam
  10. 13. a pierced steel plate (PSP) platform over sand
  11. 14. a large propeller-driven aircraft with a Minigun mounted in the door. Capable of firing 6,000 rounds per minute
  12. 16. Alcoholics.
  13. 17. kitchen police; mess hall duty
  14. 18. motorized rickshaw
  15. 19. a muzzle-loading cannon with a short tube in relation to its caliber that throws projectiles with low muzzle velocity at high angles.
  16. 20. a battle, or exchange of small arms fire with the enemy
  17. 21. Ho Chi Minh Road Sticks
  18. 22. stretchers to carry dead and wounded
  19. 26. an illumination flare, usually fired by a mortar or artillery weapon
  20. 27. the assassination of an officer by his own troops, usually by a grenade
  21. 28. Vietnamese woman employed by American military as maid or laundress
  22. 30. a mixture of powdered aluminum and metal oxide which produces great heat for use in welding and incendiary bombs
  23. 35. a small hand-held firing device for a claymore mine
  24. 36. To foster and _______ a one hundred percent Americanism
  25. 39. Slang for an M2 .50 caliber machine gun
  26. 41. graduate of a military academy.
  27. 42. removable charges attached to mortar fins. If they become wet, the mortar round misfires and falls short.
  28. 43. CH-47 cargo helicopter
  29. 44. an operation or a contact
  30. 45. armed helicopter
  31. 47. Month the Legion received it's charter from Congress
  32. 49. a Viet Cong or NVA commando, usually armed with explosives
  33. 50. Designation for new replacement from the states
  34. 51. used to describe any disorganized operation
  35. 52. Original name for Veterans Day
  36. 54. Viet Cong; the enemy
  37. 55. the second man back on a patrol, directly behind the point
  38. 56. an enemy high speed trail or road
  39. 58. infantryman. Originally slang for a Marine fighting in Vietnam
  40. 64. Leaving a post or position without official permission
  41. 66. medical evacuation from the field by helicopter
  42. 69. tribespeople of Chinese origin, from the highlands of North Vietnam
  43. 70. a short cannon used to fire shells at medium velocity and with relatively high trajectories
  44. 72. a Vietnamese mistress
  45. 74. a UH-1 helicopter used for transporting troops in tactical air assault operations.
  46. 76. A derogatory remark for recruits who cannot pass marksmanship training.
  47. 77. A hard-surfaced road.
  48. 78. nickname for the UH-1 series helicopters
  49. 84. a jellied petroleum substance which burns fiercely, and is used as a weapon against personnel.
  50. 85. march or hike carrying a rucksack; to perform any arduous task
  51. 86. unit of North Vietnamese money about equal to a penny
  52. 88. Term used to describe maps presented by military intelligence
  53. 90. Boom-Boom