Rationale


AFVN History / Partial History of AFVN (plus a number of volunteers

Average of 1962 +1963

AFVN History / AFVN Timeline (as of October 1964)

AFVN History / AFVN Timeline (went to 24-hour-day, so doubled?)

AFVN History /AFVN Timeline (Started establishing detachments

        which would have required many more people.)

AFVN History / Lee Hauser's thesis / Started TV 

AFVN History / 1968 Roster

Little reason to change very much?

Jim White's memory, for what it is worth.   Might have been higher.

AFVN History / Lee Houser's thesis

Detachments began closing

Only the Saigon Main Station left

      (These figures do not include the Vietnamese Local Hire)

Possible Number


6

12

17

34

150


252

174

175

180

100

75

25

1.271

A nagging question for some time has been "How many people.in total, men and officers, served with AFVN during its lifetime?"   To arrive at any really definitive figure is most likely impossible since the Network has been closed now for over 40 years.  However, in working on this website I have been able to come up with a few ideas.


The following is a year by year table which may not be entirely out of line:


Number of Personnel with AFVN on a Year-by-Year Basis

-- 1-9 --

How  Many People Served with AFVN

Compiled by Jim White  MSG, USA  Admin NCO  1970-71

Taken from an AFVN Personnel Roster dated January 1968


                                         ARMY                NAVY              MARINE CORPS             AIR FORCE                 CIVILIAN                TOTAL

Officers                              12                       1                               2                                   1                                  5                          17

   Assigned

   TDY


Enlisted

    Assigned                        85                    13                             27                                 19                                                            144

   TDY                                    4                      4                                0                                   3                                                              11


Total                                 101                    18                             29                                 23                                  5                        174

Year


1962

1963

1964

1965

1966


1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

Total

In 2014 or so, Rick Fredericksen was kind enough to do a rough count of the number of names

on the AFVNVETS.net roster and came up with 848 (more or less), minus 16 or so who were

not actually in Vietnam and perhaps about a dozen who were with KLIK.