. Death Awaits… One soldier said in regard to the above card, "These were put on every dead Viet Cong to send ‘Charlie’ a message that US soldiers had been there. The top line reads: "Death awaits Viet Cong cadres." The second line reads: "Return [to the south Vietnamese side] rather than being killed." These seem to be the most prevalent type of death cards, one might almost say "the standard" death card."