History of Military Terms: 2

War2
By The Baron
Hi folks, you've stumbled onto Part 2 of my Military Glossary. If you haven't read part 1, it is located HERE.


K.
KIA:
Killed In the Army

Kill Zone:
An area where a lot of soldiers have been killed

KP:
Kitchen Patrol; soldier who peels potatoes as punishment


L.
Lay Chilly:
Sleep without a military issue blanket


M.
M-16:
M4
A reliable and durable firearm

Mad Minute:
A few seconds when under enemy fire is said to be a “Mad Minute”

Mas-Cal:
Any high-caliber gun 

MASH:
A television show based on doctors in the Vietnam war

Marker Round:
A round in a gun that glows brightly to see where a soldier is firing

Million-Dollar Wound:
Million Baby
A wound that lets you go home


N.
Nam:
VietNAMese

Napalm:
A fire bomb

NVA:
Enemy
Slang term for the enemy


P.
Perimeter:
The outside of an area

Piss Tube:
Term for a soldier who is seriously wounded; given because they will need a catheter in the hospital

Platoon:

2 Squads
Pop Smoke:
Marijuana
Slang for “Smoke a marijuana cigarette”

Pos:
Piece of S***; name given to faulty equipment

POW:
Prisoner of War


R.
Rabbits:
Soldiers who flee battle

R&R:
Rest and Relaxation

Recon:
To find the enemy

Rock’n’Roll:
A type of music that was popular during the war

RPG:
A bazooka


S.
SEAL:
Highly trained army soldiers

SF:
Spec Forc
Special Forces

Short-Timer:
A new soldier

Slick:
Cool or confident

SMG:
Submachine Gun

Snake:
A common jungle animal (dangerous) 

Soul Brother:
A close friend

Syrette:
Slang for syringe


T.
Tracer:
Clean Map
A map man

Triage:
Medical Tent


U.
UNIFORM:
This is an obvious one.


V.
VC:
Vietcong, an area of Vietnam


W.
Wasted:
High on drugs


Z.
Zipperhead:
Zipper
Name given to Vietnamese soldiers because they acted as if they were lobotomized



That concludes my military glossary, and yes, I do realize how impressive it is that I can define all those terms off the top of my head. So to all those doubters who said I wasted those countless hours I spent playing Counterstrike: In your face!