* •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.
About 700,000 or about 30 percent of those who served in Vietnam were drafted. This of course does not jive with the misconception that the Vietnam war was fought by draftees.
Americans were drafted into the Vietnam War in 1965.
They were drafted.
They didn't want to get drafted. Many people did not think the US belonged in Viet Nam.
people who resisted (didnt want to) get drafted.
Because they were drafted.
They didn't want to be drafted for it.
Some people were against the Vietnam War because young men were being drafted to fight in the war.
By 1968, approximately 40,000 men a month were being drafted.
Drafted 19 year old men could be found in Vietnam.