How many tours would you serve in Vietnam?
‘ During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army used a personnel rotation policy that at first blush defies military logic. The Army rotated soldiers through Vietnam on one-year tours. Officers also spent a year in country, but only six of those months were in a troop command.
Who is the most decorated veteran?
Top 50 Most Decorated Vets
|1. GA Douglas MacArthur, USA||1. GA Douglas MacArthur, USA|
|2. Col Edward V. Rickenbacker, USAAS||2. Col David H. Hackworth, USA|
|3. VADM John D. Bulkeley, USN||3. LTG James F. Hollingsworth, USA|
|4. CDR Samuel D. Dealey, USN||4. Col Edward V. Rickenbacker, USAAS|
How long was a tour of duty in Vietnam for draftees Marines?
All US military personnel serving in Vietnam during the Vietnam War were eligible for one R&R during their tour of duty (13 months for marines, 12 months for soldiers, sailors, airmen).
What percentage of Vietnam veterans actually saw combat?
Of the 2.6 million, between 1-1.6 million (40-60%) either fought in combat, provided close support or were at least fairly regularly exposed to enemy attack. 7,484 women (6,250 or 83.5% were nurses) served in Vietnam.
How long was Audie Murphy in the army?
Military career of Audie Murphy
|Audie L. Murphy|
|Buried||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army United States Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1942–45 (U.S. Army) 1950–66 (Texas National Guard)|
How many infantrymen served in Vietnam?
Totals. 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era from August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975. 2,709,918 Americans served in uniform in Vietnam.