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Both generals Westmoreland & Abrams, commanders in Vietnam, were age 52 in 1966; both fought against the Germans in WWII. The oldest US serviceman to die in Vietnam was age 62, the youngest man, which is disputed (some say he was younger) was age 16.

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Most draftees were around 18-19 years old.

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The oldest GI killed in Vietnam was 62 years old.

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Although there were probably exceptions, age 19 seems to have been the most common young age, and 26/27 the average high age for drafted men.

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Although it was possible, few men 30 or over were met that were drafted.

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The men drafted to serve in the military during the Vietnam War were ages 18 to 25 years old.

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Minimum age was 18.

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18 to 25

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!8-26 years

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