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 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
in Philadelphia.

*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.

ACCIDENT 9,107

DECLARED DEAD 1,201

DIED OF WOUNDS 5,299

HOMICIDE 236

ILLNESS  938

KILLED IN ACTION  40,934

PRESUMED DEAD (BODY REMAINS RECOVERED)  32

PRESUMED DEAD (BODY REMAINS NOT RECOVERED)  91

SELF-INFLICTED  382

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
Virtual Wall
The Virtual Wall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
www.VirtualWall.org


ღ KKD ღ

Original By
Donna DeLong Matthews
The Gold Pen Ghost
All Rights Reserved
September2004
Updated 2009
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Of the Poem written
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