He was hallucinating he was in a prison camp under the viet cong.
A Vietnam purple heart, he would in retrospect have engaged with the viet cong.
American policy held that if a Vietnamese looked at a hovering chopper, he must be viet cong.
U.S. shotgunners used flechettes in Vietnam to get at viet cong hidden behind leaves and brush.
A few days later, on April 30, General Duong Van Minh surrendered to the viet cong and the Fall of Saigon was complete.
The soldiers were simply following policy, which said that if Vietnamese ran, they must be viet cong.
also Vietcong, 1957, "the communist guerilla force in Vietnam 1954-1976," from Vietnamese, in full Viet Nam Cong San, literally "Vietnamese communist."