How long did you have to serve in the Vietnam War if you were drafted?

Answer The Vietnam Era draft carried a six year commitment, that is those drafted served for six years or until the end of the conflict, whichever came first.

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How long did a soldier who was drafted tour was in Vietnam?

A man was inducted for 24 months. 6 for trng, 12 for Nam, and usually an early out if he did his job. If he didn't, or the army needed him, then he did the whole 2 yrs.

How long was a typical tour of duty in Vietnam?

Short Answer: 12 months: "Tour of duty" means how much time did a person typically spend in a war zone. In Vietnam, the "war zone" was complicated. For 99% of Army and Marine ground soldiers, the w... Read More »

How long was a typical tour of duty of a sailor in Vietnam?

Unless corrected by someone, US Sailors conducted WESTPAC cruises, which may have lasted about 6 months on the gunline in Vietnam. Brown Water Navy sailors manning the Swift Boats and other riverin... Read More »

What was the impact of direct US military involvement in Vietnam and what consequences did it have for Vietnam and Cambodia?

The direct impact on SOUTH Vietnam was exposure to the United States way of life. SOUTH Vietnamese people saw what US personnel looked like; how they dressed, how they talked, how they moved about ... Read More »