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South Korean involvement in the Vietnam War
Part of the Vietnam War
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Soldiers of the ROK White Horse Division in Vietnam
Type War
Location Republic of Vietnam
Objective To support South Vietnam against Communist attacks
Date 1964 – 1973
Executed by Approximately 320,000 military personnel, with an average of 48,000 per year.
Casualties 5,099 KIA, 10,962 WIA

The Republic of Korea (South Korea), under the administration of Park Chung-hee, took an active role in the Vietnam War. From 1964 to 1973, South Korea sent more than 300,000 troops to Vietnam. The South Korean Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force all participated as an ally of the United States. The number of troops from South Korea was much greater than those from Australia and New Zealand, and second only to the U.S. military force. The military commander was Lieutenant General Chae Myung-shin, ROK Army.


The South Korean forces had 3,800 combat deaths, with a total 5,099 killed and 10,962 wounded, and 41,000 enemies were killed.[1]

See also

*South Korea–South Vietnam relations

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