Of the roughly 8.7 million troops who served in the military between 1965 and 1973, how many were drafted?

Answer: 1.8 Million

According to Business Insider, a majority of men who fought in Vietnam were not drafted. In fact, an overwhelming majority volunteered to fight.

Of the roughly 8.7 million troops who served in the military between 1965 and 1973, only 1.8 million were drafted. 2.7 million of those in the military fought in Vietnam at this time. Only 25% of that 2.7 million were drafted and only 30% of the combat deaths in the war were draftees.



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