A Name Upon A Wall
Casualties of Vietnam
Upon this wall the names
Have been placed
For most who visit
There is no face
But as I place my hand
Upon each name
I pray that you know
Your death was not in vain
For it is here I feel
the beating heart of American Pride
That gave their all
Upon air land and the rising tide
For my children and their children
The ultimate sacrifice you have made
So that each night and day faced
They will have no need to be afraid
It is because of each name
We know of our American Pride
And know that each of you
Now walk by His side
Please know that all our Military
Stand the tallest of them all
none of you will ever be
Just a name upon a wall.
ღ KKD ღ
Casualties of Vietnam War
More than 58,000
Statistics on Viet Nam Casualties
*There are more than 58,000 names now listed
on that polished black wall,
including those added in 2010
*41,404 on the Wall were just 19 or younger.
*997 soldiers were killed
on their first day in Vietnam.
*1,448 soldiers were killed
on their last day in Vietnam.
*There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
*31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
*31 sets of parents lost two of their sons.
*54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High 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.
711 West Virginians on the Wall.
*The most casualty deaths for a single day was on
January 31, 1968 – 245 deaths.
*The most casualty deaths for a single month was
May 1968 – 2,415 casualties were incurred.
DECLARED DEAD 1,201
DIED OF WOUNDS 5,299
KILLED IN ACTION 40,934
PRESUMED DEAD (BODY REMAINS RECOVERED) 32
PRESUMED DEAD (BODY REMAINS NOT RECOVERED) 91
Total Records 58,220
I have to admit
This is one of two hardest pages
I've ever created.
The other is
The Wall ~ Iraq Casualties
Names are tearfully and lovingly
Placed alphabetically for your ease in navigation.
The Wall ~ Vietnam Casualties
*** LINKS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ***
THEY ARE STILL LINKED TO THE IRAQ WAR WALL
Due to the massive number of causalities
This web site notes issues when posted
The alphabetical listing has to be redone
On line information source
The Virtual Wall ®
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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