Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Wallace Terry
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Introduction; Private First Class Reginald Edwards; Specialist 5 Harold Bryant

• In 1967, Wallace Terry, a TIME magazine reporter, is assigned to Vietnam to write about the role black soldiers are playing in the war.

• During this time, black soldiers were changing, draftees were coming to Vietnam directly from the civil rights movement in the U.S.

• The new soldiers would not tolerate discrimination and want unity among the black soldiers.

• They call themselves "bloods."

• Reginald, also called Malik, is trained in guerrilla warfare and can shoot the head off a snake, but misses an old man.

• Malik is frequently in trouble, and is put on point as a punishment.
• The Viet Cong position themselves to make the Bravo company look like the enemy, and Malik's outfit shoots forty Bravo company soldiers.

• Malik re-enlists and has plenty of time to think in his new assignment illustrating training aids.

• Malik becomes more...

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