What army units fought Vietnam?

What army units fought Vietnam?

Independent Brigades

  • 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division.
  • 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division.
  • 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
  • 11th Infantry Brigade.
  • 173d Airborne Brigade.
  • 196th Infantry Brigade.
  • 198th Infantry Brigade.
  • 199th Infantry Brigade.

What rank is an infantryman?

What does an Army Infantryman make?

Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation
E-4 Specialist SPC
E-4 Corporal CPL
E-5 Sergeant SGT
E-6 Staff Sergeant SSG

What did American soldiers do to Vietnamese?

There is no doubt that some American soldiers committed atrocities during the Vietnam War. In the My Lai massacre of 1968, for example, U.S. troops raided a South Vietnamese village and killed between 300 and 400 innocent civilians (see box titled “The My Lai Massacre” in Chapter 12, “Nixon’s War (1969–1970)”).

How much of the US Army is infantry?

In the modern US Army, about 15% of soldiers are officially Infantry. The basic training for all new US Army soldiers includes basic use of infantry used weapons and basic tactics, even for tank crews, artillery crews, and base and logistical personnel.

How many U.S. Army infantry are there?

The current infantry brigade combat team consists of approximately 4,413 soldiers assigned to seven subordinate battalions.

How many officers get fragged in Vietnam?

Savage, estimated that up to 1,017 fragging incidents may have taken place in Vietnam, causing 86 deaths and 714 injuries of U.S. military personnel, the majority officers and NCOs.

What was the Army infantry structure in Vietnam?

I have been asked many times about our Army infantry structure in Vietnam. Sometimes it appeared confusing so I am going to try to straighten it out. Our unit was Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division or C/1/22/4th Inf.

What was the average weight of an infantryman in Vietnam?

Average weight carried by infantrymen in Vietnam was (+-) 85 pounds. Numbers below. Machete – 3lb,. 1 1/2 gal. Water – 12 lbs. Adds up to 79 + pounds. Additionally a fire team shared equipment to include a full sized shovel, a full sized pick (maybe), starlight scope, LAW and radio batteries, for about another 7 lb.

How much gear did Vietnam soldiers carry?

What did Vietnam Soldiers carry? 1 Helmet – 5 lb., 2 Boots – 2 lb., Poncho and liner 3 lb., Entrenching tool (shovel) – 5 lb., M-16 ammo – 14 lb., 3 Rifle – 7.5 lb., 4 Machete – 3lb,. Sandbags (empty) – 4 lb., Water – 12 lbs. Adds up to 79 + pounds.

What was the average weight of a machine gunner in Vietnam?

In the above described case; the poor M-60 machine gunners and the RTOs had extra weight to carry (Machine gun and Radio). Average weight carried by infantrymen in Vietnam was (+-) 85 pounds. Numbers below.