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.
Vietnam War Casualty Statistics
Total number of U.S. soldiers / personnel deployed to South Vietnam 2,594,000
Total number of U.S. casualties in the Vietnam War 58,220
Total number of U.S. soldiers wounded in the Vietnam War 303,644
Total military casualties from both sides 1.475 million
Total wounded from both sides 2.094 million
Total civilian casualties from both sides 4 million
Age of the oldest man killed during the Vietnam War 62
Total number of KIA’s soldiers who were less than 20 years old 11,465
Vietnam Soldier Casualties by Race  
Percent of casualties who were caucasian 86 %
Percent of casualties who were black 12.5 %
Percent of casualties who were other races 1.2 %
Vietnam War Veteran Statistics  
Percentage of Vietnam Vets who say their glad they served 91 %
Percent of Vietnam Vets who said they’d serve again knowing the outcome 74 %
Percent of Vietnam Veterans who’ve been jailed for crimes 0.5 %
Percent of Vietnam Veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions 97 %
Percent of Vietnam Vets who made a successful transition to civilian life 85 %
Percent more income made by Vietnam Vets than non-veterans 18 %
Percent of Vietnam veterans who voluntarily signed up 66 %
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