Vietnam War Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: VHFCN, Veteran's Hour
Research Date: September 10th, 2014

The Vietnam War lasted from 1954 to 1975, a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.

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Vietnam War Casualty Statistics
Total number of U.S. soldiers / personnel deployed to South Vietnam2,594,000
Total number of U.S. casualties in the Vietnam War58,220
Total number of U.S. soldiers wounded in the Vietnam War303,644
Total military casualties from both sides1.475 million
Total wounded from both sides2.094 million
Total civilian casualties from both sides4 million
Age of the oldest man killed during the Vietnam War62
Total number of KIA’s soldiers who were less than 20 years old11,465
Vietnam Soldier Casualties by Race 
Percent of casualties who were caucasian86 %
Percent of casualties who were black12.5 %
Percent of casualties who were other races1.2 %
Vietnam War Veteran Statistics 
Percentage of Vietnam Vets who say their glad they served91 %
Percent of Vietnam Vets who said they’d serve again knowing the outcome74 %
Percent of Vietnam Veterans who’ve been jailed for crimes0.5 %
Percent of Vietnam Veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions97 %
Percent of Vietnam Vets who made a successful transition to civilian life85 %
Percent more income made by Vietnam Vets than non-veterans18 %
Percent of Vietnam veterans who voluntarily signed up66 %

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