United States Army (US Army)
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“This We’ll Defend”
The United States military is the most well-funded and well-equipped armed force in the world. Motivated by fears of spreading Communist influence, the United States provides weaponry and manpower to assist the South Vietnamese government's fight against North Vietnam. In battle, the United States military uses brute force, heavy firepower, and devastating aerial support to destroy and overwhelm their enemies.
Founded in 1775, in the midst of the American Revolution, the United States Army was originally composed of men from various colonial militias. Despite their poor training and lack of experience, the militiamen defeated their British opponents. In the process, they laid the groundwork for the creation of the world's first modern liberal republic. Throughout the 19th century, the Army fought to protect the fledgling US government, fighting off a British invasion, but at the same time it incited the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American War, after each of which the United States gained large swathes of territory.
The American Civil War in the 1860s nearly split the young country in two over the issue of slavery, but it was the US Army that fought successfully to hold it together, repelling two invasions by the Confederate States and forcing the Confederate Army to surrender. Having defeated the Spanish and acquired islands in the Pacific and Caribbean in 1898, the Army proved itself for the first time outside of North America. Then, the next major test for the Army was the trench warfare of the First World War, where it distinguished itself in 1917 and 1918 for tenacity and bravery despite its inexperience in the grinding war of the Western Front. The First World War also marked the first time the United States fought in Europe.
In 1941, the Army remobilized after being attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, and, after early losses and gloom in the Pacific and Africa, the tide of the war began to turn. The Army proved itself in mop-up operations in the Pacific, and bravely pushed through Europe in the liberations of Italy and France and the invasion of Germany. After the Second World War, the Army fought in Korea to prevent a North Korean takeover of the South, while it slowly built up advisers in South Vietnam, eventually escalating into a major presence in the Vietnam War, fighting to prevent a communist invasion.
The United States Army share similar characteristics with the United States Marine Corps as well as cosmetics. The default Tunic and Pants, as well as its other varieties are designed after the OG-107 (Olive Green 107). Similar to the cosmetics in-game, the OG-107 allows the wearer preference of their uniform as intended; options available and intended include tucking or untucking the pants the boots, as well as rolling the sleeves on the tunic. Unlike the marines, the US Army has only one camouflage option, that being the khaki green color of their uniform. Another noticeable cosmetic are the M1 Helmets the US Army wears, serving as the default Headgear as well as its other customized varieties; the M1 Helmet features its own camouflage which was issued in the late years of the war. For a majority of the soldiers, they carry a lightweight rucksack and a canteen bottle along with them.
Similar to the USMC as well, there are a variety of heads, featuring four white heads and and two black heads; unlike most other factions, the United States shares diversity over their troops as well as age. The type of hairstyles from the headgear also depend on what head the player chooses. Unlike the black heads, the white heads features four hair colors: black, brunette, blonde, and red. There are also a few voices featured in-game, diversified between white Americans as well as the African Americans.
Weapons and Equipment
- The names of the developers are featured on the US Army's khaki shirt name tags.
- A few cosmetics are based off the designs of other characters in Hollywood films such as Full Metal Jack and Apocalypse Now.
- The US Army's Head 6 features the head of Alan Wilson, Vice President of Tripwire Interactive.