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Both Generals Westmoreland and Abrams were in their mid 50's; the average US general was late 40's-early 50's. Colonels averaged 40's; Majors and Lt. Col's mid 30's and higher; US Army/US Marine Captains & Lieutenants were almost always in their twenties. Nearly any man late forty's and above were WW2 veterans; both Westmoreland and Abrams had fought the Germans during WW2 in Europe. USAF Col. Robin Olds was a WW2 veteran, and had shot down over 12 enemy planes over Europe in WW2; over the skies of North Vietnam he added 4 NVAF (North Viet Air Force) MIG's to his credit.

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What was the average age of men who fought in the Vietnam war?

Statistics will state around 20 years of age.


How many people under the age of 21 died in Vietnam War?

Of the more than 58,100 Americans who died in Vietnam, 11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old. The average age of all casualties was 23.11 years old. According to the Department of Defense's Combat Casualty File, the average age of an Army infantryman serving in Vietnam was 22. None of the enlisted grades had an average age of less than 20.


How old were most of the U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War?

The average age of the American soldier in Vietnam was 19. Some as young as 16 and others as old as ? Actually, that is a myth. None of the enlisted grades had an average age of less than 20. Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman serving in Vietnam to be nineteen years old is a myth, it is actually twenty-two point eight. The average man who fought in World War II was 26 years of age. (information from http://www.vietnam-war.info/myths/ Thanks) Byakko


What was the 'average age' of World War 2 soldiers?

The average age of the men who fought in WWI was 26. Their average duration of service was 33 months and 73% of this time on average was spent abroad. Their average base pay was $71.33 per month for those who were enlisted, and $203.50 per month for officers.


Why did the 26th amendment affect the Vietnam war?

The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 was connected to the Vietnam War because the average age of a soldier in Vietnam was about 19, the argument was that if they could fight and die for their country at 18 and 19 they should be able vote.

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Old and young based on Vietnam?

The average age of the US GI was 19 years of age. The average draftee in Vietnam averaged between 19 and 26 years of age.


What was the average age of the American veteran in Vietnam?

19


What was the average age of the American combatants in Vietnam?

21 years old.


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What was the average age in the war of pearl harbor?

The average age of the service people in the war were from 18-24. There were older people of course and many of them were officers.


What was the average age of men who fought in the Vietnam war?

Statistics will state around 20 years of age.


How many people under the age of 21 died in Vietnam War?

Of the more than 58,100 Americans who died in Vietnam, 11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old. The average age of all casualties was 23.11 years old. According to the Department of Defense's Combat Casualty File, the average age of an Army infantryman serving in Vietnam was 22. None of the enlisted grades had an average age of less than 20.


How old were most of the U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War?

The average age of the American soldier in Vietnam was 19. Some as young as 16 and others as old as ? Actually, that is a myth. None of the enlisted grades had an average age of less than 20. Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman serving in Vietnam to be nineteen years old is a myth, it is actually twenty-two point eight. The average man who fought in World War II was 26 years of age. (information from http://www.vietnam-war.info/myths/ Thanks) Byakko


How was Vietnam a young persons war?

The average age of a US combat private in Vietnam was 19. The age to be legally recognized as an adult was 21. Many of them died before attaining legal status as adults.


What was the average age of the enlisted soldier 1991 Persian Gulf War?

Being an all volunteer army with equal opportunity, both male & female soldiers were volunteering for money and benefits; which would put them in the post high school age of young men and women looking for jobs. Thus, between 18 and 22 would most likely be the "job hunting" age for most military enlisted "members". During the Vietnam War, US Army officers (Air Force, Marine, and Navy officers always had to have a college education) did not have to have any college to become an officer; the man was drafted, given a GT test, if he scored high he was sent to army OCS (Officer Candidate School). When the all volunteer equal opportunity army came about after Vietnam, US Army officers had to have a college education which put them on par with the other military branches. This means that the age of military officers after Vietnam had to have been women and men in their early to mid 20s; since they had to have up to four years of college.


What was the 'average age' of World War 2 soldiers?

The average age of the men who fought in WWI was 26. Their average duration of service was 33 months and 73% of this time on average was spent abroad. Their average base pay was $71.33 per month for those who were enlisted, and $203.50 per month for officers.


What the average education level for a voting age citizen in the US?

Prior to Vietnam 21; later stages of the war and afterward 18.