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.
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 85 13 27 19 144
TDY 4 4 0 3 11
Total 101 18 29 23 5 174
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
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)