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Fallen Angels Vocabulary

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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)