Why Did They Call Asians Zipper Heads during the Vietnam War?

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The derogatory term was used to reference people of Asian decent during the Vietnam War. It is said that the marks that the Jeep tires made on the bodies resembled a zipper. It is also said that the term came to be because of the way the head split open when a person was shot with a high powered weapon.
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