Big & Rich: 8th of November Meaning
8th of November Lyrics
As he left South Dakota
To fight for the red white and blue.
He was 19 and green
With a new M-16
Just doin what he had to do.
He was dropped in the jungle
Where the choppers would rumble
With the smell of...
anonymous Nov 4th, 2011 11:25am report
This song is inspired by and based off of Operation Hump it was a search and destroy mission in the Vietnam War initiated November 5th 1965 by the 173rd airborne brigade. Dropped in the forest in an area about 17.5 miles north of Bien Hoa. Little contact was made through November 7th, and B and C companies settled into a night defensive position in a triple-canopy jungle hill.
anonymous Mar 5th, 2010 3:17pm report
This song is about a member of the 173rd airborne, who fought in Operation Hump in Vietnam. The operation lasted from the 5th to the 8th of November.
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2009 6:56am report
This song is about a young mans trouble that he faces while trying to searve his country. It is also about the trouble he has had to face after the war because war is a very tramatic place for a young man.
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