He wasn't there for the whole war, but General William C. Westmoreland did lead the war effort and its buildup at MACV from 1964 to 1968. His place in the history of this event is still controversial and among Vietnam Vetrans the mention of his name will split the group into two strongly divergent sides, each ready to fight the war all over again.
Westy was replaced by Gen. Creghton Williams Abrams Jr. (1968 - '72)
Vo Nguyen Giap
Being drafted (conscripted) into the military during the Vietnam War.
Ground commanders: General Westmoreland vs General Giap
As with MOST senior leaders during the Vietnam War, LBJ was a WWII veteran.
See Statistics about the Vietnam War.
Korean War and Vietnam War.
Approximately 2,594,000 US Servicemen served "in country" during the Vietnam War.
my father was stationed in Alaska during the Vietnam war
DURING THE WAR they simply received a military funeral. The military honored their own.
See: List of anti-war organizations.
One of them was Ho Chi Minh
Nixon, Kissinger, anyone not from that nation.
NgÃ´ ÄÃ¬nh Diá»‡m was assassinated during the Vietnam War in a military coup d'etat of South Vietnam.John F. Kennedy was assassinated during the Vietnam War by a US citizen.
Gen. Westmoreland , Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
If I'm not mistaken our military people ( US) were the one that really fought during the Vietnam Wars. Even we lost that war, US military was part of that war.
They did NOT want to be forced into the military.
Military conscription (draft).
The men drafted to serve in the military during the Vietnam War were ages 18 to 25 years old.
Men from Canada entered the US and enlisted into the US Military to fight in Vietnam. But their native country, Canada itself, remained neutral during the war.
Over 58,000 U.S. military died during the Vietnam War.