How many tunnel rats died in Vietnam?

What did Tunnel Rats do in Vietnam?

”The Tunnel Rats were combat engineers,” Mangold says. ”They had to be small and thin, volunteers, and highly skilled at hand-to-hand combat. The job was to kill, capture or entomb Viet Cong with explosives. The favored weapon was a small-caliber revolver.

Are there still tunnels in Vietnam?

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a 155-mile network of tunnels known for the role they played in the Vietnam War. Today, the tunnels are a popular tourist destination outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

What were the odds of surviving Vietnam?

85% of Vietnam Veterans made successful transitions to civilian life. 97% of Vietnam Veterans were honorably discharged. 91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served. 74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome.

Did they use trenches in Vietnam War?

The Cu Chi (pronounced Ku Chi) tunnels are an extensive 250-mile (around 400km) network of underground trenches dug manually by the Vietnamese people and Viet Cong guerillas to protect themselves from the merciless bombing unleashed by American forces who fought a war in Vietnam in 1964-73.

How did Vietnam tunnels not collapse?

US Army troops learned that the desiccated clay cemented with iron oxides could withstand 16 kg charges including hand grenades and other explosives without collapsing. Most of the time, the explosives only damaged the first level of the tunnels system.

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