South Vietnam
Vietnam War
FACTS
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9,087,000 (Million) military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era
from    August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975.

2,709,918 Americans served in uniform in Vietnam

Veterans represented 9.7% of their generation.

240 men were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War  

1.  The first man to die in Vietnam was James Davis, in 1958. He was with the >509th Radio
Research  Station. Davis Station in Saigon was named for him.  

2.   58,148 were killed in Vietnam.

3.  75,000 were severely disabled.

4.   23,214 were 100% disabled.

5.   5,283 lost limbs.

6.  1,081 sustained multiple amputations.

7.  Of those killed, 61% were younger than 21.

8.  11,465 of those killed were younger than 20 years old.

9.  Of those killed, 17,539 were married..10.  Average age of men killed: 23.1 years.

11.  Five men killed in Vietnam were only 16 years old.

12. The oldest man killed was 62 years old.

13. As of January 15, 2004, there are 1,875 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam
War.

14. 97% of Vietnam Veterans were honorably discharged.

15.  91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served.

16. 74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome.

17.  Vietnam veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups.

18.  Vietnam veterans' personal income exceeds that of our non-veteran age group >by more than
18 percent.

19. 87% of Americans hold Vietnam Veterans in high esteem.

20. There is no difference in drug usage between Vietnam Veterans and non-Vietnam Veterans of
the same age group (Source: Veterans Administration >Study)
VIETNAM WAR FACTS