Germans in US forces in Vietnam

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Mannet
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Germans in US forces in Vietnam

Post by Mannet » 25 May 2021 19:52

How many Germans served in US forces during Vietnam war? most known is Dieter Dengler...

LineDoggie
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Re: Germans in US forces in Vietnam

Post by LineDoggie » 25 May 2021 23:25

hard to say since Dengler was a US citizen by then
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Re: Germans in US forces in Vietnam

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 02 Aug 2021 08:36

Gentlemen,

There were German Wehrmacht veterans that served with the US military that fought in the Vietnam War.

Edward L. Hsiao

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Re: Germans in US forces in Vietnam

Post by Sid Guttridge » 02 Aug 2021 11:48

Hi Edward,

Yes, and.......?

Unless you give us the who, when, where and how, your contribution has no value.

I know you have been studying this for some time, so what have you found out?

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Germans in US forces in Vietnam

Post by Hans1906 » 02 Aug 2021 13:52

Recommended german book from the year 1957/1958: (Germans fighting in Indochina for the French Foreign Legion)

Hans E. Bauer

Verkaufte Jahre
- Ein deutscher Fremdenlegionär berichtet seine Erlebnisse in Indochina und Nordafrika -

C. Bertelsmann Verlag, 292 pages, 32 photos, easy to find, original dust jacket rare in good condition.

Link to ZVAB: https://www.zvab.com/buch-suchen/titel/ ... auer-hans/

Interesting book, found my copy without the dust jacket in the 1980s on a german flea market, price back then just 1,- German Mark. :wink:

One of many documentaries on this topic:
DEUTSCHE FREMDENLEGIONÄRE im französischen INDOCHINAKRIEG



Hans
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