Year Troop Level 1959 760 1960 900 1961 3,025 1962 11,300 1963 16,300 1964 23,300 1965 184,300 1966 385,300 1967 485,600 1968 536,100 1969 475,200 1970 334,600 1971 156,800 1972 24,200 1973 50
Asked in World War 2, Vietnam War, France in WW2
How many troops were in a platoon?
During the Vietnam War, a US Army "Troop" was a US Cavalry "Company." Example(s): "A" Troop, "B" Troop, "C" Troop, etc. The Australian Army in Vietnam called their "Companies" a "Squadron", and called their "Platoons" a "Troop." (During the war) The US Army standard "Infantry" Platoon was approximately forty men. An "Armor" platoon (in Vietnam) consisted of 5 Patton tanks per platoon; with 20 tank crewmen per platoon...led by a 2nd or 1st Lieutenant. ...
Asked in Vietnam War
How did the event of Vietnam war develop after US dispatch troops in Vietnam?
One event that caused an escalation of troop involvement in Vietnam was the incident in 1964 at the Gulf of Tonkin. ...
How many troops did the US have in Vietnam at the end of 1965?
US troop strength began to increase as the war in Vietnam continued without an end in sight. By the end of 1965, US President Johnson had authorized the 185,000 positioned in Vietnam. ...
Asked in Vietnam War
When did drafting start in the Vietnam war?
The draft started before the US war in Vietnam. Your question is actually about when the USG started posting draftees to Vietnam. That would probably be in March 1966 when At Pres. Johnson announced a singificant build-up of US troop strength in March of that year. Prior to that, every announcement of further troop commitments included a statement that only volunteers were concerned. ...
What caused the US to elevate a full scale war in Vietnam?
The US troop number reached a level of almost 600,000 in 1969. The exact number per year varied. And certainly in the late President Kennedy and early Johnson years troop levels were fairly low in comparison to later years. With that said, the Vietnam War was not a full scale war. In fact, since WW 2, the next full scale US war was in Iraq. There troop levels were about 400,000 and the British contributed 60,000. This was a full scale...
Asked in Vietnam War, Richard Nixon
Troop Level in Vietnam in 1973?
It depends on when in 1973 you're talking about. On March 23, 1973, as a result of the Paris Peace Accords, the US withdrew its remaining 2500 troops. The Department of Defense lists 1973 troop levels (presumably after the aforementioned troop withdrawal) at 50 US troops and 111000 South Vietnamese troops. ...
Asked in Vietnam War, History of the United States
What role did the US play in the Vietnam war Vietnam War?
The US was at war with North Vietnam (informally-not with documents signed/declaration of war). ...
Asked in US National Guard
How many men are in a National Guard Troop?
During the Vietnam War, a "Troop" was a company of men. The US Cavalry uses the term "Troop" to define their companies. Upwards to about 200 men made up a US Cavalry Troop. A US Tank company (armor company) in Vietnam contained less than a hundred men. Artillerymen use the term "Battery" to describe their company; "A" Battery for example. ("A" Troop for the Cav). Whether they were Batteries, Troops, or Companies, they were always indicated by a letter; A, B, C,...
Asked in Vietnam War, War and Military History, US Army
What was the recommendation of Secretary Robert S McNamara concerning US troop strength for Vietnam by 1966?
US Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara believed more troops were required for the war in Vietnam. His recommendation to US President Johnson was to deploy at least 400,000 troops in Vietnam by the end of 1966. ...