All wars traditionally use young men. Drummer boys were used by both sides during the US Civil War. "Powder Monkeys" & "Cabin Boys", boys that carried gunpowder to the crewmen manning the guns aboard wooden sailing ships, were common practice amongst British and American Navies. Many young men under the age of 18 were not honest about their age when they enlisted into the US Military during WW2. They were all given a presidential pardon when the war was over. Technically, all men under the age of 21 in Vietnam were minors, 21 was the legal adult age until the early 70's.
Over 58,000 US servicemen were killed in the Vietnam War.
cuz they did
Because the war was to help a different country
2 million vietnamese civilians were killed 1,850,000 Vietcong soldiers were killed 1,087,000 South Vietnam soldiers were killed So a total of sbout 5 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians were killed during the Vietnam war
Vietnam was a hugely unpopular and divisive war. Activists believed it was a pointless show of American imperialist hegemony. After the My Lai massacre, the legitimacy of the war and soldiers' actions was further tarnished.
there are thousands so too many to name
yes they were available cheaply so soldiers got highly addicted to drugs
Helicopters were very useful in the Vietnam war as it helped to pick up and save the American soldiers in the jungle.
South Vietnam wanted to turn north Vietnam into a communist country so united state didnt want communism to spread so they sent soldiers to end communism
The reason why the Vietnam War became so unpopular is that America was seeing so many casualties in a conflict that most thought we had no business being in to start with. Soldiers came back from there only to be labeled as baby killers.
They didn't want the military, they didn't want the war, and they weren't welcome, when they came home.
After the war, there was a reunification of Vietnam. So the answer is "One country".
In England you had to be 18 to sign up for the army, however many soldiers lied about their age, so as young as 16 in some cases.
Yes, the Vietnam War was well, a war as you can tell because it says it in its name Vietnam WAR! so ya........ it is..............
soldiers and civilians were affected by the Vietnam war because when the soldiers got home they were not appreciated and alot of them turned to drugs and alchol and the civilians were being drafted into the army so they were not excited about that and the hippy revolution played a big part because their motto was basicly "freedom"so you basicly had three things going on including racism so this was one of the Americas darkest moments in history.
Because the Vietcong were dressed like civilians. The US. Soldiers didn't know who their next enemy was because of the way they were dressed.
at the end of the Vietnam war. The soldiers organised a day just so that they could spend time with their loved ones.
because of the tactics that the Vietcong were using against American soldiers. They were underground most of the time to get hospitality, food, sleep and making plans. This was a war where the USA weren't wanted (by the country - Vietnam)
When the Vietnam War passed into history, so did the hippies.
For now, we have very limited proof that the Koren War was bloodier. This is basically because the wars were fought during completely different times. The technological development from Korea to Vietnam was immense. So i would have to say that ultimately the Vietnam war was bloodier than the Korean War for the U.S. We lost more soldiers in Vietnam than any other war and knowing this fact, one can conclude that the Vietnam War was more bloodier.
Well, sort of. I am learning about this right now in History class. Veteran's day is technically considered a memorial to all soldiers who have served in the U.S. army. So I guess that would count as a memorial to veterans of the conflict in the Vietnam War. There is also a wall of the names of all soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. I believe that there is some 58,000 fallen soldiers' names on that wall. Thank you for being so interested in the wonderful soldiers of our country who serve for our great blessings of liberty and freedom. This was a great question and I am glad to enlighten you on the Veterans of past wars. Thank you to all of our fallen soldiers and soldiers out on the battlefield right now! We support you 100%! Thanks again for asking this wonderful question! :)
The nation of Vietnam came into existence in 1975 (on paper in 1976). So are you asking about that Vietnam or the Vietnam War? There was no nation called "Vietnam" during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam War was the first war to be televised to the public. So America saw everything that was going on in Vietnam and wanted to pull out of the war.
Many US citizens felt our country had no business in that war, and that our soldiers were being killed for reasons that (they felt) didn't concern us.
It was never a "declared" war, but a police action. So, it was seen as an illegal action not sanctioned or declared by Congress. This makes it not "real".