Nguyen Huu Nhan:
example, the Vietnamese forces only used M-16s while the American troops
were using M-18s. And I felt that each American infantry division had a
lot of artillery and air support. But many Vietnamese battalions later
on got very random artillery support because of lack of shells.
All of the Vietnamese
people loved them and respected them. But if there were some aspects
which some Vietnamese did not like, this was all because of evil Viet Cong's proddings. I only saw
that the American troops helped the Vietnamese people in all respects.
When the American troops left Vietnam, the Vietnamese armed forces
became weaker and weaker because of lack of manpower to withstand the
As for black-marketeering, I
did not see anything bad at all. For example, when some people bought
goods from the American supermarkets for resale to make a little profit
then everybody said that this was black-marketeering. But to me this was
not black-marketeering. This was only transaction.