The First Chapter: Origin and the Communist War
In 1950, the United States Government had found a solution to preventing or reducing the amount of casualties that had been suffered in the Second World War. It was theorized that by finding a way to bring soldiers killed in action back to operational status. The means of which had not been discovered at the time. Nine years later in 1959, Dr. Joseph Francis developed the highly classified means for performing the even more classified action.
In 1964, the Army Testing Commission requested nine fresh cadavers from hospitals in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Virginia and Washington D.C. These bodies were written off to be used for teaching army surgeons their trade. Later that year, four of those dead bodies exhibit healthy circulation and motor skills. In 1966, with the Vietnam War in full swing, the "reanimated corpses" had been able to complete basic military training and were described as "Alive as you or I".
Gray Unit Alpha was deployed into Southern Vietnam in June, 1969, followed by four units designated Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
By January 1970, the original 49th parallel was reclaimed. South Vietnam and the US Army were given time to refill their ranks and begin fighting with renewed Vigor. Many casualties were misplaced, secretly reused for the reanimation process, codenamed "Operation Coral Hawk".
1 - US Army in Vietnam, 1970
The almost defeated US forces regained full operational strength due to special efforts of units under Coral Hawk. Although the war was to last another seven years, the army was prepared.