Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Where you served in Vietnam

Where you served in Vietnam during your tour can now be shown to your friends and relatives.  A satellite  map showing all US Forces facilities is now available.  Each location is referenced at:
A list of all US Bases and fire-bases is located on the left side of the page. Clicking on the name will then highlight the location on the map.  You can then enlarge the selection to it in great detail.  How many times have you wanted to be able to show your friends and relatives Where you served in Vietnam?
The following information is presented “as is” as a public service.
  • 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era from August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975.
  • 2,709,918 Americans served in uniform in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Veterans represented 9.7% of their generation.
  • 240 men were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.
  • The first man to die in Vietnam was James Davis, in 1961. He was with the 509th Radio Research Station. Davis Station in Saigon was named for him.
  • 58,148 were killed in Vietnam.
  • 75,000 were severely disabled.
  • 23,214 were 100% disabled.
  • 5,283 lost limbs.
  • 1,081 sustained multiple amputations.
  • Of those killed, 61% were younger than 21.
  • 11,465 of those killed were younger than 20 years old.
  • Of those killed, 17,539 were married.
  • Average age of men killed: 23.1 years.
  • Five men killed in Vietnam were only 16 years old.
  • The oldest man killed was 62 years old.
  • As of January 15, 2004, there are 1,875 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
  • 97% of Vietnam Veterans were honorably discharged.
  • 91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served.
  • 74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome.
  • Vietnam veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups.
  • Vietnam veterans’ personal income exceeds that of our non-veteran age group by more than 18 percent.
  • 87% of Americans hold Vietnam Veterans in high esteem.
  • There is no difference in drug usage between Vietnam Veterans and non-Vietnam Veterans of the same age group (Source: Veterans Administration Study).
  • Vietnam Veterans are less likely to be in prison – only one-half of one percent of Vietnam Veterans have been jailed for crimes.
  • 85% of Vietnam Veterans made successful transitions to civilian life.

Credit: Capt. Marshal Hanson, USNR (Ret.) and Capt. Scott Beaton, Statistical Source
For more information about Vietnam Facts, Stats and Myths please go to: http://www.uswings.com/about-us-wings/vietnam-war-facts/