MUZICĂ: Paul Hardcastle – Nineteen

In 1965, Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war.
But it wasn’t.
It was different in many ways,
As so were those that did the fighting.

In World War II, the average age of the combat soldier was 26…
In Vietnam he was 19.
In Vietnam he was 19.

(TV announcer’s voice)
The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon.

I really wasn’t sure what was going on (Vet’s Voice)

Nineteen, 19, Nineteen, 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam, the combat soldier
Typicaly served a twelve month tour of duty,
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday.

Nineteen, 19, Ni-nineteen, 19

Hundreds of Thousands of men,
Who saw heavy combat in Vietnam,
Were arrested since discharge.
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age.
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men have been incarcerated.
But, a Veterans Administration study concludes
That the greater of Vets exposure to combat
Could more likely affect his chances of being arrested
Or convicted.
This is one legacy of the Vietnam War.

All those who remember the war
They won’t forget what they’ve seen…
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19.

Destruction
Destruction
War, War

After World War II, the Men came home together on troop ships,
But the Vietnam Vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat.

Perhaps the most dramatic difference
between World War II and VietNam was coming home…
None of them received a hero’s welcome
None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them.

According to a Veteran’s Administration study,
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.
Many vets complain of alienation, rage, or guilt.
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts.
Eight to Ten years after coming home almost eight-hundred-thousand men
Are still fighting the VietNam War.

Destruction
Destruction
Nineteen, 19, Nineteen, 19
19, 19, 19, 19

(Soldiers Voice)
When we came back it was different…
Everybody wants to know „How’d it
happenned to those guys over there
There’s gotta be something wrong somewhere”

We did what we had to do
There’s gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us.
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now.

All we want to do is come home
All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it?

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