Viet Cong vs the South Korean Soldiers – The Most Feared Army of the Vietnam War

It is commonly believed that the Vietnam War was waged only by the United States armed forces against the Communists of the North, but the reality was much different. As part of the Free World Military Assistance Forces, thousands of Australians, New Zealanders, Philippines, and South Koreans served in Vietnam to support the US and the South Vietnamese.

Among them, over 320,000 South Koreans joined the confrontation, reaching more than 50,000 at the height of their deployment. By 1972, the South Korean allies even outnumbered their American comrades! Most of the South Korean young volunteers came from their country’s Marine Corps, and when Communist forces spotted them in the jungle, they knew that the Korean Marines meant serious business.

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