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50th Anniversary of the US exit from Vietnam
50th Anniversary of the US exit from Vietnam

50th Anniversary of the US exit from Vietnam

The following is from the March issue of the VFW MAGAZINE:

"...By March 29, 1973, all U.S. combat troops had left the country, (Vietnam).

U.S. military advisors to the South Vietnamese army and Marine guards at

the U.S. Embassy in Saigon remained until the fall of the city in 1975.

From Jan. 1, 1965, to March 28, 1973, a total of 2,594,000 U.S. troops-

including 7,484 women- served within the borders of South Vietnam. During

that same time period, a total of 3,403,100 U.S. troops, (including 514,300

offshore) served in the Southeast Asia Theater, which included Vietnam, Laos,

Cambodia, Thailand, and the South China Sea.

According to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, a total of 58,281

U.S. troops were killed in the war."

Here are some interesting facts about the names that are on the Vietnam

War Memorial Wall:

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 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.

There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

The most casualty deaths in a single day was on January 31, 1968,

with 245 deaths.

The most casualty deaths in a single month was in May 1968,

with 2,415 casualties incurred.

MAY WE NEVER FORGET, THAT FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

GOD BLESS ALL THOSE THAT SERVED IN THAT TERRIBLE WAR!

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