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U.S. Military Lingo
"A brief look at Vietnam-era military terminology."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is a "deuce-an'-half"?
A winning poker hand.
A 2.5 millimeter shell.
A transport truck with a 2.5 ton capacity.
A 2.5 millimeter syringe.
What does NBC mean in U.S. military terminology?
The official commercial network of the military.
Nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry.
Northern battle combatants. (The North Vietnamese Army)
What does "thumper" mean in U.S. military lingo?
An unusually loud explosion.
A faulty mortar round.
A B-52 raid.
An M-79 grenade launcher or its operator.
What is a "bouncing betty" in the terminology of the Vietnam-era infantryman?
The host of "radio-Hanoi".
All of these.
An especially energetic female soldier.
A mine which launches itself to waist-height before exploding.
What is another name for a "grunt"?
The maneuver used to counteract G-forces during combat flight.
An Army or Marine infantryman.
An ARVN soldier.
A new recruit.
Which of the following units was referred to as "Tropic Lightning"?
The 3rd Marine Division
The 4th Infantry
The 25th Infantry
The First Infantry
In Vietnam, who needed to be most aware of a "Cobra"?
Everyone needed to fear this dangerous snake.
The Viet-Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.
The US forces.
All of these.
How many US servicemen were killed in Vietnam?
Less than 10,000.
What is a "Huey"?
An innocent civilian.
The Vietnamese version of Kilroy.
The UH-1 helicopter.
A US Marine.
Which of the following was not a US R & R site during Vietnam?
New York City
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