Who was responsible for determining the MIA's in the Vietnam war?
If a USN Swift Boat is in contact, and during the battle, a crewman is missing; that boat commander forwards the man's name/serial number/circumstances/usally in the After Action Report (AAR), etc., to his higher headquarters; that information continues up the chain of command. The same holds true for any other US unit; if a USAF F-104 Starfighter is shot down (as was LTC Philip Smith's Starfighter in 1965/ref. book: Journey Into Darkness, By LTC Philip Smith), then his unit record's his "Aircraft missing, presumed lost..." pending further disposition. After the facts start rolling in, then that data is processed. Whatever data is accumulated, is forwarded up the chain of command. In Smith's case, he was POW from 1965 until President Nixon got him out of Red China in 1972. Smith's Starfighter had strayed too close to the Red Chinese border during a strike mission over North Vietnam, his jet was engaged by a Red Chinese MIG-19 (J-6 version) and was shot down by an air to air missile.
The Vietnam War divided Australia as a nation due to the introduction of conscription and the emotions and support those of the people expressed towards the war. Many people had different opinions on the Vietnam War, as it was highly televised, and not censored my the Government, unlike previous wars. They could see the terror it brought, and they believed the soldiers that were fighting were responsible. They were no longer considered heroes.
When were the American soldiers held prisoner for years after the Vietnam war released from a Vietnamese village and what happened to them?
I can't give citations, but by and large, all POWs were repatriated after the American withdrawal. Vietnam had too much on its plate to keep up care and maintenance of American prisoners afterwards. All of the rumors of left behind prisoners were found to be just that, however it was popular during the Eighties that there were guys listed as MIAs sighted after the war and kept by the devilish Vietnamese communists. And if anyone…
You know the person that started the war to cause to come in affect.I am doing a project about the Vietnam war so please help me or this I would to not come hereWho Started the Vietnam War?
The USSR's Stalin may have had alot to do with starting the Korean War (by goading the North into invading the South); but no "one particular" individual might be responsible for the starting the Vietnam War, it was a communist aggression issue (part of the cold war); however, if Stalin can be "pointed at" for Korea...then possibly Ho Chi Minh (the North's leader) could be "pointed at" for starting the Vietnam War (his goals of…