PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19 In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war, but it wasn't It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26... In Vietnam he was 19 Ininininininin Vietnam he was 19 Ininininininin Vietnam he was 19 No-ni-ni-ni 19 The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today 25 miles west of Saigon I really wasn't sure what was going on Ni-ni-ni-ni 19, 19, Ni-19 19 In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served a twelve month tour of duty But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday Ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni 19 ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni- 19 In Saigon a US military spokesman said today That more than 700 enemy troops were killed last week Through all of south Vietnam, the enemy lost a total of 2689 soldiers (Ahh!) All those who remember the war They won't forget what they've seen Destruction of men in their prime Whose average age was 19 De-de-de-des-de-des-de-Destruction De-de-de-des-de-des-de-Destruction According to a Veteran's Administration study Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what Psychiatrists call Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder Many vets complain of alienation, rage, or guilt Some succumb to suicidal thoughts Eight to Ten years after coming home Almost eight-hundred-thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War None of them recieved the heroes welcome 19... 19... (bygones, bygones) Ni-ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni-ni 19 Ni-ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni-ni 19 Vietnam (b-b-bygones) Vietnam (b-b-bygones) Vietnam (b-b-bygones) Vietnam (b-b-bygones) I wasn't really sure what was going on I wasn't really sure what was going on