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Friday, October 20, 2017
Thanks to: The American Military
A little history most people will
Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
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 57 years since the first
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
8,283 were just 19 years old.
The largest age group, 33,103 were 18
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years
One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15
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. I wonder why so many from one school.
8 Women are on the Wall, Nursing the
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 of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed.
LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's
assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was
shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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.
For most Americans who read this they
will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us
who survived the war, and to the families of those whdid not, we see the faces,
we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass
away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers,
husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
Please pass this on to those who
served during this time, and those who DO
I've also sent this to those I KNOW do care very much, and I thank
you for caring as you do.