What are the names of all the generals of the Vietnam war?
You need to obtain a copy of VIETNAM WAR: ORDER OF BATTLE; by Shelby Stanton. The USAF had generals, the USMC, and the US Army (the Navy had Admirals). The following US Army divisions were in Vietnam, each commanded by a general (11th ACR may have had only a full Colonel in command): Generals Harkins, Westmoreland, and Abrams were the commanders of ALL US Forces in Vietnam from '61 thru '73. 1. 1st Air Cavalry Division (Sky Troopers) (Film: We Were Soldiers...) 2. 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) 3. 4th Infantry Division (Ivy Division) 4. 5th Mechanized Infantry Division (only the 1st Brigade-authorized one commanding general) 5. 9th Infantry Division (Film: Forest Gump) 6. 11th ACR (Blackhorse/Armored Cavalry Regiment) (Commanded by Colonel George S. Patton, son of WW2 General Patton). 7. 82nd Airborne Division (All Americans) 8. 101st Airmobile (Abn) Division (Screaming Eagles) 9. Americal Division (Oregon Task Force) (former division of General's Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell). 10. 199th Light Infantry Brigade 11. 196th Light Infantry Brigade 12. 25th Infantry Division (Tropical Lightning) (Film: Platoon).
Giap was the NVAs most well known general; US commanders Harkins, Westmoreland, and Abrams were the most well known US generals. There were HUNDREDS of US generals in the war, at least 12 of them (counting one admiral) were killed in Vietnam. USAF generals flew combat missions over North Vietnam (actor & USAF Reserve General James Stewart was one of them). Stewart had flown B24 Liberator missions over Germany in WWII.
US Commanders in Chiefs (US Presidents) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, and Ford were all WWII veterans. US Generals Harkins, Westmoreland, Abrams, and Curtis LeMay were all WWII veterans. Vietnam was fought by WWII veterans; US firepower won WWII and US firepower and techniques would win the Vietnam war too! That was how the Vietnam war was fought...to include carpet bombing.
Battle Fatique or Combat Fatique. It was called the same thing because the senior officers and NCOs leading the war in Vietnam were WWII era men. Generals Harkins, Westmoreland, Abrams (all Vietnam war commanders) had all fought in Europe against the Germans during WWII. Unfortunately, it was Vietnam Veterans (victims) that were used to introduce that "Post Tramatic Syndrome" term. Unfortunately because it set the trend for abuse by everyone else (called "getting on the…