What was the life expectancy of a 2nd Lt in Vietnam?

For the average life expectancy to be 16 minutes, it would mean for every 2nd Lieutenant that survived a year (525,000 minutes,) 30,000 or so would have to die in 1 minute. Did hundreds of millions of 2nd Lieutenants die in Vietnam?

What is the average life expectancy of a Vietnam veteran?

For US Vietnam Veterans it’s about 66 years vs just about 78 years for non vets.

How long did lieutenants last in Vietnam?

Most of these boys don’t have any family. They’re just boys.” It was his way of rationalizing why he had spent his entire six-month tour avoiding combat. His troops had not mattered — victory had not mattered. All that mattered to the lieutenant was to survive for six months.

What was the life expectancy of a new soldier in Vietnam?

Well, since about 98% completed their 12 to 13 month tour and returned to the States alive, even though possibly wounded or otherwise injured, the average “lifespan of a soldier in Vietnam” would have been about 11.75 to 12.75 months.

What is the most dangerous animal in Vietnam?

The biggest crocodile in Vietnam is the Saltwater Crocodile, which can grow up to 6 metres! Dangerous snakes are a common sight in the country- be especially aware of Vipers.

Many-banded krait.

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Mosquito-borne disease Symptoms
Yellow Fever Jaundice, headache, backache, chills, vomiting

What was the most dangerous position in the Vietnam War?

Vietnam’s deadliest job

“I can tell you that the engineer corp lost more people, killed and wounded, than any other corp in Vietnam — proportionate to the number of people who were over there,” he said. Mr McGregor said the engineers were highly regarded during the war but were ignored when they returned home.

What were the worst years of the Vietnam War?

U.S. troop numbers peaked in 1968 with President Johnson approving an increased maximum number of U.S. troops in Vietnam at 549,500. The year was the most expensive in the Vietnam War with the American spending US$77.4 billion (US$ 576 billion in 2021) on the war.

Has a tank ever shot down a helicopter?

Yes, it has happened a number of times, although I have not seen good records of the occurrences. Perhaps the best occurrence that I can recall is that an Israeli tank shot down a Lebanese helicopter in the 80’s.

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