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Most people in our society think of the Vietnam War as a tragedy, or a negative time in our history that was later viewed as a misstep. These comments are true and most-certainly conventional. However, does the average person realize how large of an impact it had on the men who fought? When questioned on the Vietnam War, it can be rightly assumed that many Americans would know that it lasted over a decade. Maybe …

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…and actions. Him and all the other soldiers suffered from homesickness or loneliness, growing discomforts, and a painful environment. To help them cope they drank or smoked marijuana. They also felt comfort by thinking of loved ones or the excitement of returning home to the United States. This seemed harmless, but in a way seemed to drastically affect the attitudes and actions of the troops, which in return, affected the final outcome of the war.