Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 159, July 4

I found these statistics about Viet Nam veterans from the Vietnam Memorial Wall:

There are 58,267 names now listed on the 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.
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.

The most casualties  for a single day occurred on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.

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