Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Actual Vietnam War Combat Footage

"Lest We Forget"


Average age of 58,148 killed in Vietnam was 23.11 years. (Although 58,169 names are in the Nov. 93 database, only 58,148 have both event date and birth date. ( Event date is used instead of declared dead date for some of those who were listed as missing in action) [CACF]

  Deaths        Number          Average Age      
      Total     58,148          23.11 years
      Enlisted  50,274          22.37 years
      Officers  6,598           28.43 years
      Warrants  1,276           24.73 years
      E1        525             20.34 years
      USMC 0351 1,122           20.46 years
      11B MOS   18,465          22.55 years
One man killed in Vietnam was only 16 years old (RABER, PAUL J.)  [CACF]
The oldest man killed was 62 years old (TAYLOR, KENNA CLYDE). [CACF]
11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old. [CACF]

Branch of serviceNumber serving WorldwideNumber serving Southeast AsiaNumber serving South VietnamKilledWoundedMissing
Army4,368,0002,276,0001,736,00038,20996,802532 {A}
Marines794,000513,000391,00014,84451,392212 {B}
Navy1,842,000229,000174,0002,5664,178365 {C}
Air Force1,740,000385,000293,0002,586931532 {D}
Coast Guard7590 {E}
Civilians49[37]31 {F}

South Vietnamese military deaths[3]

North Vietnamese Deaths

According to the government in Hanoi, 1,100,000 North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong military personnel died during the Vietnam War[4] Rummel reviewed the many casualty data sets, and this number is in keeping with his mid-level estimate of 1,011,000 North Vietnamese combatant deaths.[1] He further calculated a mid-level estimate of 251,000 Viet Cong military deaths.[5] Thus, Viet Cong forces accounted for about 22% of the total communist military deaths. What percent of the 849,000 North Vietnamese regulars died in South Vietnam is unknown, but a reasonable assumption is the vast majority occurred in South Vietnam. If 80% of the North Vietnamese casualties died in South Vietnam, this equals 680,000 men, plus 251,000 Viet Cong for a total 931,000 deaths.

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