U.S. Allies in the Vietnam War

Next to the South Koreans, Australia provided the most military support to the United States in the Vietnam War conflict.

Capital Division
The Republic of Korea (ROK) sent combat forces to South Vietnam.

Duong Van Minh
The last president of the Republic of Vietnam.

Fire in the Lake
by Frances Fitzgerald
This Pulitzer Prize-winning 1973 classic looks at U.S. intervention from the vantage point of Vietnamese culture and society.

Major General Nguyen Van Hieu
by Tin Nguyen, Raymond R. Battreall
Meet one of the most gallant warriors of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This biography depicts ARVN Major General Hieu under different facets: his personal life, his military career, his military exploits, and his unjust death. It reveals General Hieu as an unsung hero, whose tactical and strategic skills put him among the best soldiers of modern times, at par with General Rommel of Germany, Patton of the United States, Montgomery of England and Leclerc of France.

Joint General Staff
The South Vietnamese equivalent of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

During the Vietnam War, the Republic of Korea sent more combat troops to South Vietnam than any other American ally.

New Zealand
New Zealand sent nearly a thousand soldiers and artillery support troops to South Vietnam because they wanted to prove their commitment to American collective security arrangements in the Pacific and because they genuinely did not want to see a Communist takeover of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Ngo Dinh Diem
His oppressiveness and refusal to instigate reforms tried the patience of the United States.

By 1969, the Thais had a total of nearly 12,000 combat troops in Vietnam, including the elite Queen's Cobras and the Black Panther Division of the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force.

Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam.