How long was a Marine tour of duty in Vietnam?

How long was a Marine tour of duty in Vietnam?

A tour of duty in Vietnam for most ground forces lasted one year.

How long was Marine Corps boot camp in 1968?

nine weeks
“Get off my bus, you slimy-eyed maggots!” shouted the Drill Instructor at the top of his lungs. Thus began my “near death experience” all through nine weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training…after we entered the gates at MCRD, San Diego…the Marine Corps Recruit Depot…on that “fateful” Monday night, September 16, 1968.

What Marine Division was in Vietnam in 1968?

III Marine Amphibious Force
By the end of the year, the U.S. forces in South Vietnam’s I Corps, under the III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF), had regained the offensive. By December, enemy-initiated attacks had fallen to their lowest level in two years.

Did Marines get drafted in Vietnam?

For Marines it had been a long and especially costly war. About 450,000 Leathernecks, mostly volunteers, served in Vietnam (42,600 were draftees). Some 13,000 were killed and 88,000 wounded (51,392 badly enough to be hospitalized).

How long was Marine basic training during the Vietnam War?

8 weeks
During the Vietnam War, more than 200,000 recruits graduated from Parris Island with the peak load being 10,979 in March 1966. No new battalions were added, but training was cut from 11 weeks to 8 weeks and the size of the recruit platoons was increased.

What Marines were in Vietnam?

Pages in category “Military units and formations of the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War”

  • 1st Marine Regiment.
  • 1st Marine Division.
  • 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines.
  • 3rd Marine Division.
  • 5th Marine Regiment.
  • 5th Marine Division (United States)
  • 7th Marine Regiment.
  • 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (United States)

Who was the first Marine killed in Vietnam?

Dan Bullock (December 21, 1953 – June 7, 1969) was a United States Marine and the youngest U.S. serviceman killed in action during the Vietnam War, dying at the age of 15….

Dan Bullock
Rank Private first class
Unit Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Battles/wars Vietnam War †