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Vietnam Veteran Statistics:

















          A little history most people will never know.









          Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall









          "Carved on these walls is the story of America , of a


continuing quest to preserve both Democracy and decency, and to protect


a national treasure that we call the American dream." ~President


George Bush









          SOMETHING to think about - Most of the surviving Parents


are now Deceased.









          There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black


wall, including those added in 2010.









          The names are arranged in the order in which they were


taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized.


It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.









          Beginning at the apex on panel 1E and going out to the


end of the East wall, appearing to recede into the earth (numbered 70E


- May 25, 1968), then resuming at the end of the West wall, as the wall


emerges from the earth (numbered 70W - continuing May 25, 1968) and


ending with a date in 1975. Thus the war's beginning and end meet. The


war is complete, coming full circle, yet broken by the earth that


bounds the angle's open side and contained within the earth itself.









          The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of


North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as


having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with


that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who


was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.














          ·        There are three sets of fathers and sons on the


Wall.









          ·        39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.









          ·        8,283 were just 19 years old.









                  The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.









          ·        12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.









          ·        5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.









          ·        One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.









          ·        997 soldiers were killed on their first day in


Vietnam .









          ·        1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in


Vietnam .









          ·        31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.









          ·        Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their


sons.









          ·        54 soldiers on attended Thomas Edison High


School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.









          ·        8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.









          ·        244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor


during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.









          ·        Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost


6 of her sons.









          ·        West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per


capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.









          ·        The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the


scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little


Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered.


They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses


along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest .


And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families,


the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine


Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned


home.









          ·        The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy


Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three


consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh


avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the


adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span

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  SAD times they were and still are for too many.
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In a strange way, I feel like I'm living the late 60s and early 70s all over again.
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