372 VVN – South Koreans in Vietnam


This episode is a tribute to the role the Republic of Korea military forces played in the Vietnam War. Most people don’t think too much about the Koreans in Vietnam and that is a shame. Korea provided 300,000 soldiers to that war despite the fact the North Koreans were menacing their country while it sending forces to the war in Vietnam. In Vietnam the Koreans ran the coastal region of II Corps like it was their own back yard and in the process freed up US forces to concentrate on the Central Highlands. The Koreans did a magnificent job in Vietnam of fighting the loathsome communist forces. Some information in this podcast came from the TalkingProud.us website.

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US Army Sergeant Walter Mangelsen, tall soldier in the rear center, Major Bolcar, crouched in front of him, with fellow Republic of Korean (ROK) soldiers in front of a 106 mm recoilless gun, Republic of Vietnam (RVN), summer 1966. Photo provided by Sgt. Mangelsen

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A Capital “Tiger” Division base at Phu Cat. Photo presented by 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (TEWS).

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South Korean military personnel providing medical services to Vietnamese civilians.

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