zippo raid

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zippo raid
Term used by Vietnam War GI’s to describe the unfortunant and frequent practice of torching (via Zippo lighters) of straw huts (hooches) in villages (villes) suspected of harboring or abetting Vietcong soldiers. The term has since come to mean arson of any kind.
Numerous Zippo raids are recounted in the movie “Full Metal Jacket”