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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

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Management Level Statistics from the Vietnam War indicate the average age of the US GI was in their low 20's. However, actual "on the ground" observations & interviews thru several years, and covering from the Mekong Delta to the DMZ (17th Parallel); the average age of the US Serviceman appeared to be age 19 or 20.

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The average age was 22 for the US soldier.

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According to the VVA the average age of the Vietnam veteran was 19.

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About 70 percent of all servicemen in Vietnam were aged 21 or younger.

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Uncle Sam preferred his draftees to be between 19 and 26. Younger men are more trainable (can't teach an old dog new tricks), and far more durable for rough conditions.

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most of them wew 17 or 18

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i think the average age is 14

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