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The deep

In the "boonies" or jungle.

On point

The leading soldier on patrol; the lookout.

Domino Theory

The theory that if a vulnerable nation in Southeast Asia were to become communist, the neighboring nations would naturally follow- just like a row of dominoes.

Orientated

To become familiar with or adjust to facts, principles, or a situation.

Surveillance

Close observation of a person or a group.

Reconnaissance

An exploratory search for information about enemy positions or installations.

Infiltrating

Penetrating an area or group gradually or secretly.

Interdiction

Prohibiting, restraining,or hindering an action.

Fatigues

Work clothes worn by soldiers.

Trailer

The last man in line on patrol.

Sappers

Vietnamese suicide squads.

Bivouac

A temporary camp made by soldiers in a field.

Incendiary bomb

A bomb used to start a fire. (also called a fire bomb)

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