Facts about the Vietnam Wall – Here is another infographic I saw on Facebook and wanted to share with my readers. This one shares a few facts about the Vietnam Wall. #VietnamWall
- There are 58,267 names on the wall. (now there are 58,276 names on the wall.)
- 39,996 were just 22 or younger
- 8,283 were 19 years old.
- 33,103 were 18 years old.
- 12 were 17 years old.
- 5 were 16 years old.
- There are 3 sets of fathers and sons on the wall.
- 31 sets of parents lost 2 of their sons.
- 997 were killed their first day.
- 1,448 were killed on their last day.
- 8 women were on the wall, nurses.
- 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the war and 153 of them are on the wall. (Now there are 160 Medals of Honor)
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I figured I would do some research to see about these facts and to find more to share with my readers.Facts about the Vietnam Wall – Here is another infographic I saw on Facebook and wanted to share with my readers. This one shares a few facts about the Vietnam Wall. #VietnamWall Click To Tweet
- The Memorial Wall was dedicated on Veterans Day of 1982.
- 70 separate panels make up each of the walls of the ‘V’ shape.
- One end of the memorial wall points toward the Washington Monument, while the other points to the Lincoln Memorial.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial is 246 feet, 8 inches long.
- At their vertex, the walls are 10 feet, 1.5 inches high.
- There are 16 clergy members listed on The Wall: seven Catholic, seven Protestant, and two Jewish.
- There are 120 individuals on The Wall who listed foreign countries as their home of record.
- In 2018, nearly 5 million people visited The Wall in Washington, D.C.
- Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of a national memorial for veterans of the Vietnam War in 1979.
- Maya Lin was a 21-year-old Yale undergraduate when she won the design competition. There were 1,421 entries in the competition—the largest design competition ever held at the time.
- 1968 was the deadliest year of the war.
- 246 Most casualty deaths on one day (January 31, 1968)
- 40 Sets of Brothers
- 1500+ Still Missing in Action (MIA)
- The youngest was 15 years old, Dan Bullock (Panel 23W, Line 96)
- The oldest was 62 years old., Kenna Taylor, Panel 7W, Line 82)
- 5 Years of Casualties are listed on Panel 1E
- 5 Months of Casualties are listed on Panel 2E
- 5 Weeks of Causalities are listed on Panel 3E
- Army – 65.6%
- Marine Corp 25.5%
- Navy 4.4%
- Air Force 4.4%
- Coast Guard .01%
Special thanks to the many men, women and families of those who have served and currently serving to protect our great Nation.
Learn more about the Vietnam Wall at vvmf.org/About-The-Wall/
Again, these stats can change without notice. This can be due to more remains being found. First published October 8, 2019. Last updated or republished March 28, 2020.