Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall found at Veterans Galleria.
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.
Below are some interesting statistics we need to remember:
Here are two stories to remember:
The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football
The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 - 245.
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415.For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the
Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the faces, we feel the
war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the haunted with
pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, these
numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons
and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
To those warriors: Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice!