* •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.
Americans were drafted into the Vietnam War in 1965.
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.
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.
Troops weren't drafted (Troops are ALREADY in the service); 40,000 men a month were being drafted.
Drafted 19 year old men could be found in Vietnam.
By 1968, approximately 40,000 men a month were being drafted.
Some went in to fight communism, others were drafted and had no choice. Most were drafted by 1968.
It is estimated that approximately 50,000 Americans went to Canada in order to avoid the draft. The Vietnam War lasted from 1959 to 1975.
Many young people who were drafted did not want to go to Vietnam because they did not support the war. To show their resentment, they burned the draft cards. This was quickly outlawed and punishment for doing so resulted in going to Vietnam anyway or being arrested.
Not drafted into Vietnam. A man could be drafted into the military and NOT go to Vietnam. He could be stationed anywhere. Most men that were drafted were in their early twenties, a very few got conscripted at 19 (compared to the 20 or 21 or 22 age group).
If they're drafted to fight in it, they're affected. If they're not drafted to fight in it, then they can watch it on television.
Being drafted (conscripted) into the military during the Vietnam War.
I believe they drafted to the age of 32
I know the US Navy drafted in October of 1965 because they did NOT reach their enlistment quota
Men only, yes; until the end of the Vietnam War.
Marvin Gaye's brother, Frankie, had been drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1967. Marvin structured many of his songs around his brother and the Vietnam War.
Approximately 63,000 men were drafted and about 19,000 of those men served in country in South Vietnam.