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why did the us Army refer to the vietnamese as Charlie in the Vietnam war

Asked by Floydmonster (1points) March 3rd, 2008 from iPhone
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kevbo's avatar

just a guess…

Viet Cong >>> VC >>> Victor Charlie >>> Charlie

blunckhouse's avatar

The Viet Cong turned into “the VC,” which turned into “Victor Charlie” which eventually turned into just “Charlie.”

edit: missed it by that much

boydieshere's avatar

Hmmm…I always thought it was some odd resemblance to Charlie Brown :\ that certainly makes it more of a slur, imo…

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