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aboutime
09-25-2015, 06:24 PM
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The Wall







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 36 years since the last casualties.





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 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 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 onWednesday, 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 onDec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.





The most casualty deaths for a single day was 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 who did 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 whoDO Care.

Elessar
09-25-2015, 07:09 PM
Good on you AT...:salute:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-26-2015, 12:45 AM
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The Wall







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 36 years since the last casualties.





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 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 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 onWednesday, 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 onDec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.





The most casualty deaths for a single day was 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 who did 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 whoDO Care.

Best post Ive read all year.. Amazing numbers and information about amazing warriors an their families back home. Both my older brothers were lucky in that they both two years apart served and were stationed in Germany.
I remember my dad saying he prayed they did not have to go into combat.
Thats one prayer that was answered, both are alive today one is 66 the older brother is 68 years old.
From my home town, Payne boy was killed in Nam; Red Vanhoozer lost a leg there. Red passed away back in 2003 I believe. --Tyr

Gunny
09-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Best post Ive read all year.. Amazing numbers and information about amazing warriors an their families back home. Both my older brothers were lucky in that they both two years apart served and were stationed in Germany.
I remember my dad saying he prayed they did not have to go into combat.
Thats one prayer that was answered, both are alive today one is 66 the older brother is 68 years old.
From my home town, Payne boy was killed in Nam; Red Vanhoozer lost a leg there. Red passed away back in 2003 I believe. --Tyr

My father was in "Nam. We picked him up at Oakland Alameda and a bunch of faggot hippies were yelling at him. Mom had to snatch me by the collar. Had a bullet through his shoulder from Tet. Was stationed at Da Nang. Tried to overrun the wire and my dad's a bigger prick than I am. You thought I got my attitude from a genie?:laugh: He just looked at me and said "you can't kill them all". I was thinking Why not?:laugh:

ALL Vietnam vets are worth more than the way they've been treated. I was trained by them. Dudes are psychos, but they knew their shit.

CSM
09-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Took me a long time to go see that Wall. Wife offered to go with me, but felt I had to do it alone. It was pretty darn emotional for me. There is more than just names on a slab there; for some of us, there are a lot of memories locked in that stone.

DLT
09-28-2015, 11:00 AM
My father was in "Nam. We picked him up at Oakland Alameda and a bunch of faggot hippies were yelling at him. Mom had to snatch me by the collar. Had a bullet through his shoulder from Tet. Was stationed at Da Nang. Tried to overrun the wire and my dad's a bigger prick than I am. You thought I got my attitude from a genie?:laugh: He just looked at me and said "you can't kill them all". I was thinking Why not?:laugh:

ALL Vietnam vets are worth more than the way they've been treated. I was trained by them. Dudes are psychos, but they knew their shit.

Lol....a perfect answer to your dad would have been...."We can try".

Your dad and mine are/were a dying breed. What we are left with I'm afraid....will be the pajama boy metrosexuals who would have to be drafted/forced to enlist due to their fear of 'loud noises' or some such other nonsense.

Sad, that.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-28-2015, 11:21 AM
My father was in "Nam. We picked him up at Oakland Alameda and a bunch of faggot hippies were yelling at him. Mom had to snatch me by the collar. Had a bullet through his shoulder from Tet. Was stationed at Da Nang. Tried to overrun the wire and my dad's a bigger prick than I am. You thought I got my attitude from a genie?:laugh: He just looked at me and said "you can't kill them all". I was thinking Why not?:laugh:

ALL Vietnam vets are worth more than the way they've been treated. I was trained by them. Dudes are psychos, but they knew their shit.

Had already figured out that you had great warrior blood running in your veins. Soldiers such as you dad got a raw deal when returning home. I was 18 in 72' and had already beat hell the living hell out of a couple hippies for disrespecting Vietnam vets returning home.
Your dad fought one tough and dirty war over there. The enemy used every dirty trick in tha book. And then he had to face bullshit from dumbasses when returning home wounded!
Sad and tragic that idiots refused to honor those that served this nation so bravely! -Tyr

Gunny
09-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Took me a long time to go see that Wall. Wife offered to go with me, but felt I had to do it alone. It was pretty darn emotional for me. There is more than just names on a slab there; for some of us, there are a lot of memories locked in that stone.

Ooh Rah, Sergeant Major.

Gunny
09-28-2015, 12:41 PM
Had already figured out that you had great warrior blood running in your veins. Soldiers such as you dad got a raw deal when returning home. I was 18 in 72' and had already beat hell the living hell out of a couple hippies for disrespecting Vietnam vets returning home.
Your dad fought one tough and dirty war over there. The enemy used every dirty trick in tha book. And then he had to face bullshit from dumbasses when returning home wounded!
Sad and tragic that idiots refused to honor those that served this nation so bravely! -Tyr

I just remember how they got treated. Used to go with my grandma to the VA in Columbus and in Atlanta. She was forever helping war vets. I wouldn't put my dogs in those shit holes they were living in. WWI and WWII buildings. Peeling paint. No AC. Uncaring people. Just sad.

aboutime
09-28-2015, 04:43 PM
Of the 22. I went to school with 2, and 4 others were ahead of me in High School.

First, and last visit for me was in April of 1985. Still too emotional after all those years.