Army of the Republic of Vietnam, also known as the South Vietnamese Army (SVA).
ARVN Term Timeline in A Rumor of War
The timeline below shows where the term ARVN appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the American soldier. These theories ignore the barbarous treatment that the Viet Cong and the ARVN inflicted on their own people, as well as crimes committed by the South Koreans and... (full context)
...and technicians at the base are grateful for their protection, given the unreliability of the ARVN. Some risk is involved in the small-unit security patrols that the marines run through the... (full context)
Things are less “splendid” for the Vietnamese. One day, two Australian commandos, advisers to an ARVN Ranger group, walk into C Company’s area and talk about a fire-fight they were in... (full context)
...search for documents. The documents are then placed in small piles and are examined by ARVN interpreters who ask the suspects questions. If everything is in order, the Vietnamese man is... (full context)
...ages were falsified. Lieutenant McCloy, who now speaks fluent Vietnamese, interrogated them along with an ARVN militia sergeant. The men were released when the sergeant determined that they falsified their ages... (full context)