Your question: What units were in Vietnam in 1972?

Major units redeployed were the 1st and 3d Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). On January 13, 1972, the President announced a further reduction of 70,000 U.S. troops beginning February 1, 1972, to reach a level of 69,000 troops in Vietnam by May 1, 1972.

How many American troops were in Vietnam in 1972?

At the beginning of 1972, there were 156,800 American U.S. military personnel stationed in Vietnam. By the end of the year, that number dropped to 24,200. Despite withdrawing troops, 759 Americans died that year, with 68 dying the next.

How many troops were in Vietnam in 1970?

Year in numbers

Armed Force Strength
South Vietnam 968,000
United States US Forces 335,800
South Korea 48,537
Thailand 11,586

How many troops were in Vietnam in 1973?

Balance of Military Forces (late January 1973)

Total: South Vietnamese armed forces
PAVN regulars (in South Vietnam) 123,000
Viet Cong 25,000
Service troops 71,000
Total: Communist armed forces

How many troops were in Vietnam in 1974?

December. From July 1965 to the end of 1974, some 6,500 officers and generals, as well as more than 4,500 soldiers and sergeants of the Soviet Armed Forces participated in the war.

Why did marines serve 13 months in Vietnam?

These deployments were limited to thirteen months to reduce the hardship imposed on the families by having the Marine away from home. When the first Marine units went into Vietnam in 1965, their status was seen as an extension of the already existing policy that allowed them to go overseas without dependents.

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