I thought you might be able to use the following glossary. I've been packing it around in one form or another since 1967. I was a machinegunner (infantry, MOS 0311) in Viet Nam with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division from June of 1965 until the end of 1966.
Nicholas Del Cioppo
ABOARD: on base; with us. ACTUAL: radio talk for unit commander. ALL HANDS: everyone. AMTRACK: amphibious tractor; landing craft. AO DAI (Viet.): formal attire worn by Vietnamese women. AS YOU WERE!: resume what you were doing; correction. ASSHOLES AND ELBOWS: in a hurry; quickly. BA MUI BA ("33"): Vietnamese beer. BAC SI (Viet.): Doctor, used for Corpsman. BAM: Broad Ass Marine; derogatory name for Woman Marine. BARRACKS COVER: garrison (frame) cap. BATTLE PIN: necktie clip. BCD: Bad Conduct Discharge. BELAY: stop; quit. BILLET: assignment or job; place of residence. BIRD: aircraft. BLOUSE: n. jacket; v. tuck in, secure. BLOUSING BANDS: elastic bands used to secure utility trouser cuffs. BLUES: Dress Blues. BLT: Battalion Landing Team. BOONDOCKS (BOONIES): rugged isolated back country. BOONDOCKERS: low-topped work boots issued to reservists. BOOT: recruit. BOO-COO: (Fr. beaucoup) much, many. BRAIN HOUSING GROUP: your gourd, mind, brain, or head. BRASS: officers. BRIG: jail. BRIG RAT: jail inmate. BRIG CHASER: MP assigned to escort prisoners. BROTHER: black Marine (also Splib). BROWN SIDE-OUT: desert camouflage pattern. BULKHEAD: wall. BY-THE-NUMBERS: in sequence. CANNON COCKERS: artillerymen. CARRY ON!: resume what you were doing; as you were. CASUAL COMPANY: unit of Marines awaiting reassignment. CC: Corrective Custody; jail, the brig. CHUCK: black Marine's term for white Marine. CG: Commanding General. CHIEU HOI (Viet.): freedom; safe conduct pass; program whereby VC who surrendered were assured safe conduct. CHIMPO: see choda. CHIT: written authorization or receipt. CHODA: same as chimpo. CHOW: food. CHOW HALL: mess hall. CLICK: one notch of adjustment on a rifle. CINDERELLA LIBERTY: time off which ends at midnight. CO (Viet.): girl, woman. COLORS: n. the flag; v. ceremony of raising or lowering the flag. CON BIET? (Viet) do you understand? C-RATS: C rations, canned field rations. COM RATS: commuted rations; in lieu pay for meals eaten off base. CORPSMAN: Navy medic serving with Marines. COVER: hat. COVER ASS: take precautions to avoid blame. THE CROTCH: derogatory term for Marine Corps. CRUISE: period of enlistment; tour of duty. DECK: floor. DEUCE-AND-A-HALF: 2 1/2 ton truck. DI-DI (Viet.): leave, go, move out. DI-DI MAU (Viet.): emphatic of Di-di. DIDDY BAG: cloth, drawstring bag for small items. DIDDY BOP: swagger; affected walk. DINK: Vietnamese. DINKY-DAU (Viet): crazy. DOG-AND-PONY-SHOW: special presentation put on for visiting dignitaries. DOUBLE TIME: quickly; at a run. DRY FIRE: practice. DRY RUN: practice. DU-DIT (Viet): fuck you! EIGHTH & EYE: Headquarters Marine Corps. ENTRENCHING TOOL (E-TOOL): small folding field shovel. EVERY SWINGING DICK: All hands, everyone. EYE FUCK: scrutinize; inspect closely. FARTSACK: mattress cover. FIELD DAY: general cleanup of barracks. FIELD SCARF: necktie. FIELD STRIP: disassemble; take apart. FIRE IN THE HOLE!: warning that explosives are about to be detonated. FIRST SHIRT (ALSO TOP): First Sergeant. FLOAT PHASE: sea deployment of a Marine unit. FMF: Fleet Marine Force. FOUR-BY: light truck. FRONT LEANING REST POSITION: pushup position ("the Position"). GALLEY: kitchen. GANG WAY!: stand back! move away! GEDUNK: sweets or a store that sells sweets. GEAR: equipment. GI CAN: garbage can. GIZMO: gadget; anything that defies discription. GOURD: head; where you hang your cover. GREEN SIDE-OUT: woodland pattern camouflage. GRAB A HAT: leave. GRINDER: parade ground. GUIDON: pennant bearing unit designation. GUNG HO: lit. work together; (from Chinese) highly motivated. GUNGY: gung ho. GUNNY: Gunnery Sergeant. GRABASS (ORGANIZED GRABASS): play; sports, frivolous activity. GREEN MACHINE: Marine Corps. HAM: Hairy Assed Marine; male Marine. HAM AND MOTHERS: "Ham and Motherfuckers;" generally detested C-ration meal posing as ham and lima beans. HATCH: door. HARD CHARGER: motivated Marine. HEAD: toilet. HIGH-AND-TIGHT: standard Marine haircut; shaved sides and short on top. HOLLYWOOD MARINE: San Diego MCRD graduate. HOOCH (Jap.): any kind of shelter, residence. HONCHO (Jap.): boss; man in charge. HOUSE MOUSE: Drill Instructor's go-fer. HUMP: to march; to carry; to be burdened with. HUSS: a favor; a break e.g., "gimme a huss;" archaic name for HU34D helicopter. INCOMING!: hostile fire being received! IRISH PENNANT: string dangling from clothing indicating unkempt appearance. ITR: Infantry Training Regiment. JARHEAD: Marine. JIBS: teeth, esp. front incisors, e.g., "I'll bust your jibs." JING (also jing-wa, Jap.): change; money. JOE SHIT THE RAGMAN: bad example, un-squared-away Marine, boyfriend of Rosy Rottencrotch. JUNK-ON-THE-BUNK: complete clothing and equipment inspection (also Things-on-the-Springs) laid out on the rack. K-BAR: Marine-issue fighting knife. KLICK: kilometer. LADDER (or ladderway): stairs. LAI DAY (Viet.): come here! LEAVE: authorized absence of more than 24 hours. LIBERTY: authorized absence of less than 24 hours. LOCK AND LOAD: arm and ready your weapon; get ready! MAKE A HOLE!: stand back! gang way! MAGGIE'S DRAWERS: red disc used on the rifle range to signify missing the target. MOS: assigned job specialty. MUSTANG (Mustanger): enlisted man who becomes an officer. NON-QUAL: Marine who fails to fire a qualifying score at the rifle range. OFFICE HOURS: summary court marshall, official inquiry or reprimand. OFFICE POGUE: desk-bound Marine. ONTOS: armored tracked vehicle mounting six 106 mm recoiless rifles. OUTSTANDING!: exceptional; well done! OVERHEAD: ceiling. OVER THE HILL: absent without authorization. OVER THE HUMP: more than halfway through enlistment. PASSAGEWAY: corridor; hallway. PIECE: rifle. PISS CUTTER: envelope-shaped overseas cap. PISS-AND-PUNK: bread and water punishment. PISS TUBE: field urinal; rocket launcher (bazooka) which resembles one. POGUE: lazy individual, also office worker. POGEY BAIT: candy, sweets. POLICE CALL: time allocated to clean up an area. POLICE UP: clean up. POOP (also dope, scoop): information. POP-FLARE: hand held and launched aireal illumination flare. PT: Physical Training; exercise. QUARTERS: living space. RACK: bed, bunk. RAPPEL: descend from cliff or helicopter by rope. RECON (also Force Recon): Force Reconnaissance Marine. ROMP 'N' STOMP: to drill, march. ROUND: bullet or artillery or mortar shell. RUBBER LADY: inflatable air mattress. SALT: experience; an old-timer Marine. SALTY: smart-mouthed; opinionated. SCOSHI (or scosh'): small, short, a little bit. SCUTTLEBUTT: rumors; a drinking fountain. SEABAG: duffle bag. SEA DUTY: billited aboard a ship. SEA GOING BELLHOP: derog. for Marine, from Marines assigned to the bridge of a vessel. SEA STORY: a lie or an exaggeration. SEA LAWYER: self-appointed expert. SECURE: tie down or make fast; also to recycle or dispose of; to put something in its proper place; to desist. SEVEN-EIGHTY-TWO GEAR: field equipment; canvas web gear. SHIT BIRD: messy or undisciplined; a fuck up. SHIT CAN: (v) to dispose of; (n) garbage can. SHORT: nearing the end of a tour of duty or enlistment. SHORT ROUND: ordnance which is landing short of the intended target. SHORT TIME: a very brief love affair. SHORTTIMER: Marine nearing the end of an enlistment period. SICK BAY: clinic or hospital. SIX-BY (six-by-six): standard three-axle truck. SIX-SIX-AND-A-KICK: The ultimate General court marshall punishment consisting of six months forfeiture of pay, six months hard labor, and a dishonorable discharge. SKIPPER: captain; commanding officer. SKIVVIES: underwear. SKIVVIE HONCHO: a lothario; a ladies man. SKIVVIE HOUSE: brothel. SLOPCHUTE: diner; restaurant. SMOKING LAMP: authority to smoke when it is lit. SNAP IN: practice, esp. on the rifle range. SNOOPIN' AND POOPIN': reconnoitering. SNOT LOCKER: nose. SOUND OFF!: assertively voice. SORRY 'BOUT THAT!: assertion of mock apology. SPUD LOCKER: pantry. SQUAD BAY: barracks. SQUARED AWAY: neat, orderly, organized. SQUID: (derog.) sailor. STACK ARMS!: command given to place 3 rifles in a pyramid. STACKING SWIVEL: appendage near muzzle of rifle allowing stacked arms; neck. STAND BY!: prepare. STANDBY: waiting status. STARCHIES: starched utilities. STROKE BOOK: porno magazine. SURVEY: dispose of; recycle. SWAB: mop. SWABBIE: sailor. TI TI (Viet.) (pron. tee-tee): little, small. TOP: Sergeant Major. TOPSIDE: upstairs; on deck. TROPS: khaki tropical summer dress uniform. TURN TO: begin work. UA: Unauthorized Absence. UD: Undesireable Discharge. UTILITIES: olive drab field uniform. WILLIE PETER: white phosphorus. THE WORD: confirmed official information; the straight scoop. ZERO-DARK-THIRTY: pre-dawn; early.