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Body count for the Vietnam war in 1954-1975?

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June 20, 2008 11:36AM

The Body Count began early in the Vietnam War 1965 - but it became senseless, because they count all killed people (also civilians after bomings). At the end of the 60ies the US Army stoped it and said, this is an inefficient way of calculating. At the beginning they wanted to count just all these killed vietcongs after the battle - but the GIs counted every killed person - South and North Vietnamese. Therefore it became senselss and they stoped the Body Count. But if you want to know more about it, ask Vietnam Vets. I am just from Austria - I am in the same age like your Vets and I got these informations from Vietnam Vets in the 70ies. They can tell you more about it. Peter Garn Vienna Austria The Body Count began early in the Vietnam War 1965 - but it became senseless, because they count all killed people (also civilians after bomings). At the end of the 60ies the US Army stoped it and said, this is an inefficient way of calculating. At the beginning they wanted to count just all these killed vietcongs after the battle - but the GIs counted every killed person - South and North Vietnamese. Therefore it became senselss and they stoped the Body Count. But if you want to know more about it, ask Vietnam Vets. I am just from Austria - I am in the same age like your Vets and I got these informations from Vietnam Vets in the 70ies. They can tell you more about it. Peter Garn Vienna Austria