Civilians and peace time military personnel can set up a daily routine. In the "traditional wars" from Vietnam back; in which there were NO cell phones, computers, GPS systems, mini-TV's, equal opportunity employment, environmental bullets, advanced safety military protection gear (face shields, knee pads, night vision goggles attached to the protective headqear), etc. etc. GI's in the Vietnam War, had to do pretty much what his forefathers did in the Korean War, WWII, WWI, Spanish-American War of 1898, the US Frontier Wars, the US Civil War, etc. And that was (for the men in the field): Sleep when ever possible, because there was NO daily routine. Shooting or explosions could come at any time, from any direction. Or "movement". If anyone saw or heard any "movement", action could commence at any split second. Sleep (or rest) was always wanted. Food and drink, was a constant, especially food. The army only supplied "C" rations in the field (canned food) could be heated (we found other sources to cook our food), army issued "heat tablets" took to long, wouldn't light using a cigarette, and put out eye burning fumes when used in a bunker or inside an armored vehicle. "C" rations had to be eaten COLD at night time because of "night discipline"...lights get shot at during the night, and worse they could draw mortar fire. Then your buddies will be very upset with the GI who showed the light. Other than sleeping, eating, a cold beer (or soda) was excellent entertainment. Cigarettes were part of life. Inside of each "C" ration meal was factory Marlboro, Salem, Pall Malls, Camel cigarettes. SP (Sundries Paks) came Viceroy, Pall Malls, Marlboro, Salem, by the carton! Reading paperback books, and playing cards was common (Gambling). Fishing in rivers was popular, some GI's hunted deer and other small game (no fishing/hunting license REQUIRED!).
In the field, playing cards (gambling) was common.
They killed each other for practice. That's why we won.
All GI's had no choice but to do the same things; there was nothing else to do, during their spare times. Play cards, pull extra duties, do things with your friends (talking, etc.).
They had homosexual intercourse.
the soldiers wrote letters home,played games and built roads
shunned the soldiers
The maximum number of US soldiers in Vietnam at one time was 500, 000. 3 million Americans were in the Vietnam war altogether.
They just said, "I did my time."
During WW1, the activities that soldiers did in their spare were to play cards, write in diaries, write letters home, or take some to sleep. Trenches were very unpleasant places for soldiers because the environment was often muddy and often had the stench of rotting corpses.
At the time of the Vietnam War their was about 2 million. Now their is roughly 760,000.
At the height of the war there were approximately 500,000 US Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen in Vietnam.
i did a report a long time ago in school and researched this information. On average there were only about 35,000 combat soldiers in Vietnam, on the average. Which made up only about 10% of the total American soldiers in Vietnam. It takes alot of support personnel to take care of the logistics, administrative needs, and etc... for each combat soldier. The number of combat soldiers in Vietnam rose to approximately 50,000 combat soldiers during the Tet Offensive.
During the Vietnam War, the President was Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh was the Premiere of North Vietnam during this period.
Men in the rear base camps socialized with the local towns; men in the field played cards (gambled) or read paper back books; swam in the rivers, fished with hand grenades, or did some hunting or target shooting (testing their weapons of course).
its allowed cargo or even soldiers to go on it. which was faster than a carriage at that time
I am thinking that they were plotting on how to destroy their enemies or thinking of their home and family
Kenyans play the National Sport which is Cricket during their spare time. Other people enjoy dancing to traditional music.
Because they didn't have enough time to leave Vietnam during the Vietnam War
spare time, what spare time?
she likes to paddle board
During my spare time I love to pet my cat. = Pendant mon temps libre j'adore câliner mon chat.
Over 500,000 men.