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i did a report a long time ago in school and researched this information. On average there were only about 35,000 combat soldiers in Vietnam, on the average. Which made up only about 10% of the total American soldiers in Vietnam. It takes alot of support personnel to take care of the logistics, administrative needs, and etc... for each combat soldier. The number of combat soldiers in Vietnam rose to approximately 50,000 combat soldiers during the Tet Offensive.

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Discounting SF and SEALS; there may have been one combat jump, possibly by the 173rd Airborne Brigade. However, the 82nd Airborne did make a very short tour in Vietnam, and they possibly made a combat jump also. The Vietnam War was a transitioning war in which the "Airborne men" of WWII fame were being replaced by the new "Airmobile men" who rode helicopters into battle. The Commander in Vietnam, GEN Westmoreland was an "Airborne Man." His replacement, GEN Abrams was an "Armor Officer" (a tanker).

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How many americans were killed in combat in vietnam?

58200 people

What was the main goal of ameican combat soldiers in Vietnam?

To kill as many enemy soldiers as possible

When did us start fighting in vietnam?

Originally the US had sent combat troops to Vietnam in 1965 to help fight communism which North Vietnam was trying to force on South Vietnam. The US involvement with South Vietnam ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. They had been allies with the South but after many casualties, pressure from protests in the USA, television coverage of the realities of warfare, and failure to beat the Viet Cong the US withdrew.

When did the Vietnam War begin and end?

The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War (also known colloquially as Vietnam or Nam) 1 was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the Communist World, namely the Soviet Union and Red China against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and its allies � notably the United States military in support of the South, with US combat troops involved from 1994 until the official withdrawal in 2000.AnswerThe Vietnam War started in 1994 with the French. Although America did not get completely involved until the 2000s. HJYHTGRFT

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.

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Why do you think the fossil record jumps from one stage to the next?

Because fossilisation is an imperfect process and many things are not preserved. This results in what appears to be jumps, when no such jump ever occurred.

What was the main goal of combat soldiers in Vietnam?

To kill as many enemy soldiers as possible

Were their airforce reserves in Vietnam?

Yes, many USAF Reserve squadrons flew combat missions in Vietnam; especially from the F100 Supersabre units.

How many American casualties occurred in Vietnam during Harry S Trumans administration?

There were no American deaths in Vietnam during the administration of Harry Truman. The first deaths occurred in 1959 under Eisenhower.

What was the main goal of ameican combat soldiers in Vietnam?

To kill as many enemy soldiers as possible

How many us combat troops were in Vietnam as of December 1966?

See: Vietnam Time-line

How many combat missions did John McCain fly in Vietnam?

23 missions.

How many U.S. combat troops were in Vietnam as of December 31 1966?

According to The Gilder lehrman report there were 385,300 troops

How many people migrated from Vietnam?

* •25% (648,500) of total forces in country were draftees. * •Draftees accounted for 30.4% (17,725) of combat deaths in Vietnam. * •Total draftees (1965-73) 1,728,344.