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Subject:  The Vietnam Wall


The Wall—A little history most people will never know.

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,


There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.

39,996 on the Wall were just 22 yrs old 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. I wonder why so many

from one school.

8 Women are on the Wall.  Died, 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.

stalked deer in the Apache  National Forest . And in

They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments,  they rode horses along the Coronado Trail,

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 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 who DO Care. I’ve also sent

this to those I KNOW do care very much, and I thank you for caring as you do.

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