The war in Vietnam. Facts and figures

Despite the fact that many aspects of the Vietnam War, are the subject of the controversial points of view, the facts and figures of the war speak for themselves, as an objective source of information.

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• 58, 148 Americans were killed and 303 704 injured from the 2.59 million who served in Vietnam.

• The average age of 22.8 years old killed.

• 50, 274 was intended, the average age was 22.37 years old conscript.

• The average infantryman in the South Pacific during the 2nd World War II saw about 40 days of fighting for 4 years. The average infantryman in Vietnam saw about 240 days a year due to the fighting helicopters mobility.

• The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand remained free from communism.

• During the war, the US national debt increased by $ 146 billion (1967-1973). Taking into account inflation, in 1992 it amounted to $ 500 billion.

• 6, 598 served in the officer ranks, the average age - 28.43 years.

• 91 percent of veterans are proud to have served in Vietnam.

• 74 percent said that would be served again, even knowing how it ends.

• 1, 276 served in the rank of vorrent officers (NCO), the average age of 24.73 years.

• 11, 465 were younger than 20 years.

• From 1957 to 1973, the National Liberation Front destroyed 36, 725 South Vietnamese and stole 58 499. "death squads" were aimed mainly at leaders - school teachers and minor officials.

• The number of dead North Vietnamese - from 500 000 to 600 000. The victims: 15 million.

• One out of every 10 Americans who served in Vietnam have suffered. Despite the fact that the percentage of those killed is approximately similar percentage of other wars, amputation and deforming injuries were 300 percent higher than in the Second World War. 75 000 Vietnam veterans were disabled.

• Tet Offensive in 1968 was a major defeat for the National Liberation Front and the Viet Cong.

• 2/3 serving in Vietnam were volunteers; 2/3 serving during World War II were called.

• 8 nurses died, one killed in battle.

• Vietnam Veterans make up 9.7% of Americans of their generation.

• The percentage of suicides of veterans is 1.7% and the same as in all generations.

• non-hostile deaths: 10 800

• Missing: 2, 338

• The number of those killed at the age of 21 years: 61%

• 3, 403, 100 (including 514, 300 does not serve on the bank of) the staff served the South Asian theater of war (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, flight team based in Thailand, and the sailors in the adjacent South China waters).

• 240 people were awarded the Medal of Honor during the period of the Vietnam War.

• Prisoners: 766 (114 died in captivity).

• 7, 484 Americans have served in Vietnam. 6, 250 were nurses.

• 9, 087, 000 were on active duty during the official Vietnamese period (August 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975).

• losses from the actions of the opponent: 47, 378

• 23, 214 paralyzed; 5 283 have lost limbs; 1, 081 suffered multiple amputations.

• Unmarried Killed: 17, 539

• The highest political position of Vietnam veteran: Vice President Al Gore.

• The most successful veteran businessman to date - Frederick Smith (Federal Express).

• 79% had served in Vietnam had a high school education or higher at the entry level.

• 5 sixteen killed in Vietnam.

• The oldest killed - at age 62.

• 11, 465 of those killed were younger than 20.

• 50, 000 people have served in Vietnam from 1960 to 1964

• Of the 2.6 million, 1-1.6 million participated in the melee Throws regular attacks.

• The peak number of troops: 543, 482 (30 April 1969)

• Total recruits (1965-1973): 1, 728, 344

• Recruits reached 30.4% (17 of 725) of those killed in combat

• National Guard: 6, were 140; 101 killed

• The last called: June 30, 1973

• 97% of Vietnam veterans were demobilized with honor

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