In the Vietnam-War, American soldiers believed the playing card The Ace of Spades to be a symbol of superstition and fear amongst the Viet Cong soldiers. So much so that Charlie Company of the army's 2nd battalion ordered crates of this single card in bulk so they could scatter it in Viet Cong terrain and litter the bodies of dead Viet Cong soldiers with it. The Ace of Spades was not feared by the Viet Cong.

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