Colt model 1911, 45 caliber, semi auto pistol, which was heavy, not very accurate and prone to jams if not cleaned EVERY day. Issued to those who were in a vehicle, such as a APC or a helicopter. You know that you are in BIG trouble if all you have to shoot back with is a dinky little pistol, and the other guys have AK 47's, or 12mm heavy machine guns. The sidearm for the Air Force was the Smith-Wesson .38 caliber revolver. These were issued to pilots.
1 of the disadvantages of the Vietnam war for the US soldiers were that Vietnam soldiers were stupid.
Eisenhower sent US Army advisers to Vietnam in 1955. US Army advisers are US Soldiers.
how were the U.S. soldiers treated when they came back from vietnam
Legends says that US used Extensive Helicopters to deploy its soldiers in tough terrain of Vietnam.
The class of soldiers sent to Vietnam was the Marines,Army,and, the Special Ops
Approximately 2,594,000 US Sailors, US Airmen, US Marines, US Coast Guardsmen, and US Soldiers served in country (in South Vietnam itself). Approximately 3,403,100 US Sailors, US Airmen, US Marines, US Coast Guardsmen, and US Soldiers served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
At the height of the war there were approximately 500,000 US Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen in Vietnam.
About 38,209 US soldiers were killed in Vietnam. The other dead 20,000 men were Airmen, Marines, and Sailors.
Approximately 2,594,000 US Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen, served "in country" during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam War had affected US soldiers by leaving some of them with psychological issues and leaving many homeless when they returned home.
The maximum number of US soldiers in Vietnam at one time was 500, 000. 3 million Americans were in the Vietnam war altogether.
Yes alcohol was available to US soldiers during Vietnam.
Approximately 3,323 US servicemen died in Vietnam in 1966.
Vietnam is a communist country. US forces are not allowed there. However, US veterans visit Vietnam as tourists every year.
To fight communism.
38,209 US Soldiers were killed in Vietnam. The remaining 20,000 men were Marines, Sailors, and Airmen.
Its not the popularity of the soldiers, but the conflict they are in. A great example was Vietnam. Most hated the war itselft, and why we were over there, not the soldiers.
About 2.1 million US servicemen served in Vietnam.
Approximately 2,594,000 US Servicemen served in the Vietnam War.
See: Statistics about the Vietnam War