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  • Mother, mother. There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother. There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way. To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father. We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer. For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way. To bring some lovin' here today Picket lines and picket signs, Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me, so you can see. Oh, what's going on What's going on Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply because our hair is long Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today Picket lines and picket signs. Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me, So you can see What's going on

  • 1945Ho Declares Independence of Vietnam1954French defeated at the Battle of Dien Bien PhuGeneva Accords divides Vietnam into North and SouthNgo Dinh Diem wins disputed election for the presidency of Vietnam1961Bay of Pigs1962Cuban Missile Crisis1963Buddhist monks protests the Diem governmentDiem assassinated by military officersJFK assassinated by LHO1964Attack of the Maddox leads to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution

  • 1965Operation Rolling ThunderCombat troops sent to Vietnam to protect air bases1968TET Offensive launched against South VietnamSecretary of Defense Robert McNamara resignsLBJ announces he will not run for President1969Nixon extends bombing into Cambodia1972Nixon orders the Christmas bombing of Hanoi1973America pulls troops out of Vietnam1975Saigon falls to the Communist

  • TET Offensive 1968General William Westmoreland assures the American people we are making progress in Vietnam.

  • TET Offensive 1968

  • This photo of a South Vietnamese police captain executing a suspected VC prisoner caused outrage in the United States.TET Offensive 1968

  • TET Offensive 1968Snipers fire upon U.S. troops as they battle for the ancient city of Hue and defend Saigon.What was a military victory ends as a political defeat.

  • TET Offensive 1968February 27, 1968 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite announces that it appeared the war could only end in stalemate.

  • TET Offensive 1968Eugene McCarthy emerges as an anti-war candidate to challenge Lyndon Johnson.Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns.Johnson would drop out of the race.Police and protestors clash at the DNC in Chicago.

  • There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to beware I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down. There's battle lines being drawn. Nobody's right if everybody's wrong Young people speaking their minds. Getting so much resistance from behind I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down What a field-day for the heat. A thousand people in the street Singing songs and carrying signs, Mostly say, hooray for our side It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away We better stop, hey, what's that sound Everybody look what's going down

  • TET Offensive 1968Richard Nixon wins the election by promising Peace with Honor.VietnamizationHe calls for the Silent Majority to come out and support their government.

  • TET Offensive 1968Nixon orders the secret bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Cambodia.When news leaks out, protests break out on college campuses across America.

  • Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Trained to live, off nature's land Trained in combat, hand to hand Men who fight by night and day Courage deep, from the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Back at home a young wife waits Her Green Beret has met his fate He has died for those oppressed Leaving her this last request Put silver wings on my son's chest Make him one of America's best He'll be a man they'll test one day Have him win the Green Beret

  • Well, come on all of you, big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again. He's got himself in a terrible jam Way down yonder in Vietnam So put down your books and pick up a gun, We're gonna have a whole lotta fun. Chorus:And it's one, two, three, What are we fighting for ? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Vietnam; And it's five, six, seven, Open up the pearly gates, Well there ain't no time to wonder why, Whoopee! we're all gonna die. Come on Wall Street, don't be slow, Why man, this is war au-go-go There's plenty good money to be made By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade, But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb, They drop it on the Viet Cong. Well, come on generals, let's move fast; Your big chance has come at last. Now you can go out and get those reds 'Cause the only good commie is the one that's dead And you know that peace can only be won When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come. Come on mothers throughout the land, Pack your boys off to Vietnam. Come on fathers, and don't hesitate To send your sons off before it's too late. And you can be the first ones in your block To have your boy come home in a box.

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