How Many Americans Fought in Vietnam?

The Vietnam War involved a huge number of Americans paritcularly during the escalation which took place under Johnson from 1966. At its peak over half a million US military personnel were in the country. This helps explain the sudden rise in casualty figures for the same period. For more background to this graph see the Visual History of the Vietnam War

 Number of US Soldiers in Vietnam by Year

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