THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE CAPT PETER GRUBB, Y CHANGE WEBSITE WHEN I CN LOOK UP THE NAMES AN HONOR THOSE NAMES OF USMARINE CORPS KILLED IN THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN US HISTORY AN UNDECLARED WAR, Your email address will not be published. This group was made up almost entirely of either working-class or rural youth. [2], A 1995 demographic study in Population and Development Review calculated 791,000–1,141,000 war-related Vietnamese deaths, both soldiers and civilians, for all of Vietnam from 1965–75. [citation needed] Black people often made up a disproportionate 25% or more of combat units, while constituting only 12% of the military. [17] Benjamin Valentino attributes possibly 110,000–310,000 "counterguerrilla mass killings" to U.S. and South Vietnamese forces during the war. [7], Lewy estimates that 40,000 South Vietnamese civilians were assassinated by the PAVN/VC; 250,000 were killed as a result of combat in South Vietnam, and 65,000 were killed in North Vietnam. The total number of officer casualties, commissioned and warrant, are 7,877. (Photo from Sen. Ed Markey) Technical Sergeant Fitzgibbon’s name wasn’t added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall until 1999, after a lobbying campaign from his family, with the help of Senator Ed Markey. [36], Air force captain, Brian Wilson, who carried out bomb-damage assessments in free-fire zones throughout the delta, saw the results firsthand. Sharon was posthumously awarded the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Bronze Star for Heroism. The Vietnamese newspaper Nhân Dân reported in 2012 that the U.S. government was providing $41 million to the project, which aimed to reduce the contamination level in 73,000 m³ of soil by late 2016. CLEVELAND -- Ginny Kirsch, one of only three Vietnam War Red Cross workers known as Donut Dollies to die during the war, is not forgotten, even … [4], In 1995, the Vietnamese government released its estimate of war deaths for the more lengthy period of 1955–75. The wide disparity among the estimates cited below is partially explained by the different time periods of the Vietnam War covered by the studies and whether casualties in Cambodia and Laos were included in the estimates. For this figure, Guenter Lewy assumes that one-third of the reported enemy killed may have been civilians, concluding that the actual number of deaths of the VC and PAVN military forces was probably closer to 444,000. Learn how your comment data is processed. [33][31] At other times US-committed atrocities were often tied to or blamed on the NVA/VC to skirt punishment. [57] It is unclear how the Vietnamese Government figures correlate to other reports of 300–330,000 PAVN/VC missing-in-action from the Vietnam War. Remembrance Day ceremony honors N.J. Vietnam veterans. I was one of the unfortunates to be bitten by a snake out in the bush. Your email address will not be published. Search and destroy was a term to describe operations aimed at flushing the Viet Cong out of hiding, while body count was the measuring stick for operation success. For details of the total number of Australians who died during the Vietnam War, 1962- 1975, please refer to Deaths as a result of service with Australian units . As Americans mark 50 years since the start of their ground war in Vietnam, the story of a B.C. [33][31][34], German historian Bernd Greiner mentions the following war crimes reported, and/or investigated by the Peers Commission and the Vietnam War Crimes Working Group, among other sources:[35]. Civilian deaths caused by both sides amounted to a significant percentage of total deaths. These numbers do not include civilian and ARVN military deaths result from the communist mass-internment, the refugee crisis and subsequent exodus of Vietnamese people after the Fall of Saigon. This totals, from a range of between 16,000 and 167,000 deaths caused by South Vietnam during the (Diệm-era), and 42,000 and 118,000 deaths caused by South Vietnam in the post Diệm-era), excluding PAVN forces killed by the ARVN in combat. This led to increased racial tension in the military. The Vietnamese government claims that unexploded ordnance has killed some 42,000 people since the official end of the war. Max Blenkin, Defence Correspondent. These alphabetical indexes are for your convenience but do not represent the order of names on the Wall. [62] The official US Department of Defense figure was 950,765 communist forces killed in Vietnam from 1965 to 1974. These estimates probably include deaths of Vietnamese soldiers in Laos and Cambodia, but do not include deaths of South Vietnamese and allied soldiers which would add nearly 300,000 for a grand total of 3.4 million military and civilian dead. [60], There has been considerable controversy about the exact numbers of deaths inflicted on the Communist side by U.S. and allied South Vietnamese forces. On June 11, 1966, at the age of 28, Caldwell was killed by small arms fire. Enlisted in 1966,,,,went to Vietnam in December of 1966. ... Max Beilke was in the Army for 20 years already by the time he deployed to Vietnam in 1972. 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The first GI to die in the Vietnam war was Army Spec. PAVN and VC deaths were reported as 1.1 million and civilian deaths of Vietnamese on both sides totaled 2.0 million. Competitions were held between units for the highest number of Vietnamese killed. An article on the front page of The New York Times in 1969 explained: “Dan Bullock was born Dec. 21, 1953.When he enlisted in the Marines last Sept. 18, he was 14. Two other cleanup sites being reviewed by the United States and Vietnam are Biên Hòa Air Base, in the southern province of Đồng Nai—a 'hotspot' for dioxin—and Phù Cát Air Base in Bình Định Province, according to U.S. On Sept. 19, 2020, dozens of people came out to honor U.S. Army Sgt. [74], The total number of American personnel who were KIA or died non-hostile deaths, were enlisted personnel with a casualty number of 50,441. Two major war memorials commemorating the dead soldiers in the Second Indochina War (a.k.a. B: John William Baber War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps Service Location: European Theater Theme: First, Serve: Athletes in Uniform Joe Baca War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Army Service Location: United States; Vietnam Theme: Patriotism Theme: Voices of War John Philip Baca War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Army Service Location: Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam [87], Agent Orange and similar chemical defoliants have also caused a considerable number of deaths and injuries over the years, including among the US Air Force crew that handled them. My Dad was in the Vietnam war & I was born (April1968), while he was over there fighting. He didn’t die alone. Max Blenkin, Defence Correspondent. Democide is the murder of persons by or at the behest of governments. Estimates of casualties of the Vietnam War vary widely. Free Genealogy » America » Vietnam War Casualty List, The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these Vietnam War casualty lists by creating extracts from the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330). [48][49] South Korean Marines purportedly conducted the Hà My massacre on 25 February 1968. [81][82], The number of US military personnel in Vietnam jumped from 23,300 in 1965 to 465,600 by the end of 1967. The last combat soldier to leave Vietnam was killed in the 9/11 attacks. [11], Author Mark Woodruff noted that when the Vietnamese Government finally revealed its losses (in April 1995) as being 1.1 million dead, US body count figures had actually underestimated enemy losses. I might recognize the name if I saw it. The lists are based on the "home of record - state" data provided by the serviceman or woman upon last entrance into military service. [19][3] Higher estimates place the number of civilian deaths caused by American bombing of North Vietnam in Operation Rolling Thunder at 182,000. Seven massacres officially confirmed by the American side. His time there would be much shorter than the many others who did tours in the Vietnam War. “Home of record” does not necessarily refer to the place of birth, residence of next of kin, place of longest residence, or other common uses of the term “hometown.”. The first GI to die in the Vietnam war was Army Spec. His estimate of total deaths is reflected in the table. Michael J. Blassie, an Air Force pilot whose attack jet crashed on May 11, 1972, near a village in South Vietnam called An Loc. He has Alzheimer’s & you wold think this would soften her heart just a little but I think she is hanging on to anything she can to keep his memory close to her. "[54] Another Marine commander Gen. Robert E. Cushman Jr. added, "we had a big problem with atrocities attributed to them, which I sent on down to Saigon. The following is a chart of all casualties, listed by race, and in descending order. ... Max Beilke was in the Army for 20 years already by the time he deployed to Vietnam in 1972. The term derived from the frequent use of a fragmenta tion grenade, which the assailant would roll or throw into the area where his superior was sleeping. He suggests that another 222,000 civilians were counted as military deaths by the U.S. in compiling its "body count." Nearby is a touch panel display that allows visitors to look up a veteran's name and find generally where the soldier's dog tag is hanging. Saigon: In all wars there must be a first death and a last death; and while they are no different from all the thousands that separate them, they somehow seem specially tragic. KIrk. An estimated 58,000 US soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, while 2million civilians across North and South Vietnam died. [66], Note: *One escapee died of wounds sustained during his rescue 15 days later. [79][80] With the draft increasing due to the troop buildup in South Vietnam, the military significantly lowered its admission standards. [53] Widespread reports of deliberate mass-killings were reported to have occurred, alleging that these were systemic, deliberate policies to massacre civilians with murders running into the hundreds. Shelby L. Stanton, 'The Rise and Fall of an American Army,' Spa Books, 1989, xvi. When he later read the official tally of dead, he found that it listed them as 130 VC killed. [25] The United States government has challenged these figures as being unreliable. One of the most thorough studies found that American commanders exaggerated body counts by 100 percent. In Quảng Nam Province 4,700 civilians were killed in 1969. [78], African Americans suffered disproportionately high casualty rates in Vietnam. Army Pfc. Tap this upper portion to remove the keypad. He received a Purple Heart & my mother refuses to give it back to him, 35 plus years after their divorce. It is the only memorial other than The Wall in Washington, D.C., that lists every individual killed in Vietnam. I bought a bracelet at a flea market years ago, always wondered who this Soldier was… silver color cuff bracelet, inscribed on outside ….. CAPT PETER GRUBB 9-17-67 … anyone have info? THE Australian War Memorial has decided the name of a soldier killed in Vietnam will finally be listed on the Roll of Honour. Australian casualties in the Vietnam War, 1962–72 These statistics were sourced from the appendix of On the offensive: the Australian Army in the Vietnam War 1967–1968. [33] There are further claims made that when air-strikes or artillery were called in on villages, usually civilian casualties were reported as "enemies killed". Da Nang was the primary storage site of the chemical. It is the only memorial other than The Wall in Washington, D.C., that lists every individual killed in Vietnam. B: John William Baber War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps Service Location: European Theater Theme: First, Serve: Athletes in Uniform Joe Baca War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Army Service Location: United States; Vietnam Theme: Patriotism Theme: Voices of War John Philip Baca War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Army Service Location: Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam "The Vietnam Wars." [18], Estimates for the number of North Vietnamese civilian deaths resulting from US bombing range from 30,000–65,000. [36] One example cited by Turse is Operation Speedy Express, an operation by the 9th Infantry Division, which was described by John Paul Vann as, in effect, "many My Lais". Communist North Vietnam and its allies fought against South Vietnam (the Viet Cong) and its allies, including the United States. Guenter Lewy in 1978 estimated 1,353,000 total deaths in North and South Vietnam during the period 1965–1974 in which the U.S. was most engaged in the war. [44] The program resulted in an estimated 26,000 to 41,000 killed, with an unknown number possibly being innocent civilians. Virginia Tech on Friday will honor the memory of a soldier killed in the Vietnam War who is one of the university’s few alumni to have earned a Medal of Honor. His name was added to the Wall on Memorial Day 1999. Australian casualties in the Vietnam War, 1962–72 These statistics were sourced from the appendix of On the offensive: the Australian Army in the Vietnam War 1967–1968. When it exploded, no fingerprints could be found. Data for deaths in Laos is incomplete. Rummel calculated PAVN/VC deaths at 1,062,000 and ARVN and allied war deaths of 741,000, with both totals including civilians inadvertently killed. Civilian deaths were also caused by mortar and artillery, extensive aerial bombing and the use of firepower in military operations conducted in heavily populated areas. [57] Across all three wars including the First Indochina War and the Third Indochina War there was a total of 1,146,250 PAVN/VC military deaths or missing, included 939,460 deaths (their bodies were found) and 207,000 missing (their bodies were not found). John was at the pile of sandbags, I was next. But many others were poor or working-class teenagers who enlisted or were drafted into the military right out of high school. Required fields are marked *. Steve Flaherty of Columbia to his uncle Kenneth Cannon and sister-in-law Martha Gibbons during a ceremony at the state's memorial honoring Vietnam veterans. The person’s name was something like scott Williams lll. And I remember him. Defense Department officials believed that these body count figures need to be deflated by 30 percent. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. [40] During the peak war years, another scholar Guenter Lewy attributed almost a third of civilian deaths to the VC. The pressure to produce confirmed kills resulted in massive fraud. The father was killed in Vietnam in 1956, while the son died there in 1965. Tap this upper portion to remove the keypad. Theodore "Ted" Ward by naming a section of U.S. Route 6 in his memory. [39] About 130 American and 16,000 South Vietnamese POWs died in captivity. [30][31] It was assumed by US forces that, where an area was declared a free-fire zone that all individuals killed regardless of whether they were combatants or not, were considered enemy killed in action. A number of incidents occurred during the war in which civilians were deliberately targeted or killed. [38], According to the Vietnamese government's national survey and assessment of war casualties (2017), there were 849,018 PAVN/VC military personnel dead, including combat death and non-combat death, from the period between 1955 and 1975. Some of these men were career military officers. Virginia Tech on Friday will honor the memory of a soldier killed in the Vietnam War who is one of the university’s few alumni to have earned a Medal of Honor. The year 1969 marked the deadliest of the war. Military representatives of the Army's 101st Airborne Division presented the letters from Sgt. First battlefield fatality was Specialist 4 James T. Davis who was killed on December 22, 1961. Her name is on The Wall at Panel 23W Line 112. I had a bronze looking bracelet from 1967 or 1968. GILLESPIE - A soldier killed just a month after beginning his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967 is being remembered with a memorial highway designation in his honor in Gillespie. Hank said to the best of his knowledge, based on intensive research, his father was the first U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam. Caldwell started his tour of duty in Vietnam on Jan. 18, 1966. (in PDF format, sorted alphabetically by last name of casualty) American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Canal Zone Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / The 'shameful gamesmanship' practiced by 'certain reporting elements' under pressure to 'produce results' also shrouded the process. They belong to First Lieut. R. J. Rummel estimated that PAVN/VC forces killed around 164,000 civilians in democide between 1954 and 1975 in South Vietnam, from a range of between 106,000 and 227,000, plus another 50,000 killed in North Vietnam. [41], Thomas Thayer in 1985 estimated that during the 1965–72 period the VC killed 33,052 South Vietnamese village officials and civil servants.[42]. On June 11, 1966, at the age of 28, Caldwell was killed by small arms fire. GILLESPIE - A soldier killed just a month after beginning his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967 is being remembered with a memorial highway designation in his honor in Gillespie. Caldwell started his tour of duty in Vietnam on Jan. 18, 1966. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. has the names listed in chronological order by date of loss. The names of 110 other local servicemen killed in Vietnam are on the base of the statue. First battlefield fatality was Specialist 4 James T. Davis who was killed on December 22, 1961. Records of the Malone Methodist Episcopal Church at Madison MD, 1883-1893, 1885-1977 Baptism and Marriage Records, Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church, Dorchester County, Maryland. Vietnam War (KIA) Killed in Action Bracelets and Dog Tags: The United States sent Army troops to help South Vietnam fight the Vietcong rebels and communist North Vietnamese invading their country. This is known in the United States as the Vietnam War or Vietnam Conflict. [79][83], Civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Lewis, Muhammad Ali, and others, criticized the racial disparity in both casualties and representation in the entire military, prompting the Pentagon to order cutbacks in the number of African Americans in combat positions. [59] After the U.S.'s withdrawal from the conflict, the Pentagon estimated PAVN deaths at 39,000 in 1973 and 61,000 in 1974. [5], A 2008 study by the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) came up with a higher toll of 3,812,000 dead in Vietnam between 1955–2002. Civilian deaths were partly caused by assassinations, massacres and terror tactics. [44], The ROK Capital Division purportedly conducted the Bình An/Tây Vinh massacre in February/March 1966. Joseph Pecora Jr., who came from a tight-knit family in Greenwich, died during that mission. I don’t remember his name or where he was from, but I know where he is now. Pentagon statistics listed 39,000 and 61,000 PRG/DRV dead for the same time period.". In 1965 alone they comprised 14.1% of total combat deaths, when they only comprised approximately 11% of the total U.S. population in the same year. The Brooklyn teen, after using a doctored birth certificate to enlist, became the youngest U.S. casualty of the Vietnam War when he was gunned down on June 7, 1969. The Army instigated myriad reforms, addressed issues of discrimination and prejudice from the post exchanges to the lack of black officers, and introduced "Mandatory Watch And Action Committees" into each unit. Myth: Common belief is that most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Vietnam War casualties from Virginia Click or Tap on name to find a personal memorial page of a casualty from this state. [89], On 9 August 2012, the United States and Vietnam began a cooperative cleaning up of the toxic chemical from part of Da Nang International Airport, marking the first time Washington has been involved in cleaning up Agent Orange in Vietnam. [56] According to Guenter Lewy, the ARVN suffered between 171,331 and 220,357 deaths during the war. Harper Perennial; September 1991. There is no list of US Military Personnel who fought in the Vietnam War. Commander George L. Jackson said, "In response to this criticism, the Department of Defense took steps to readjust force levels in order to achieve an equitable proportion and employment of Negroes in Vietnam." It was fought in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1959 to April 30, 1975. Name, age, branch of service, hometown. In October 1966, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara initiated Project 100,000 which further lowered military standards for 100,000 additional draftees per year. McNamara claimed this program would provide valuable training, skills and opportunity to America's poor—a promise that was never carried out. The band bears the name of a Jenison soldier who was declared missing in action in Vietnam in 1969. "UCDP/Prio Armed Conflict Database", Uppsala University. The sum of those totals is 3,091,000 war deaths between 1955–75. He estimated that victims of democide (deliberate killing of civilians) included 214,000 by North Vietnam/VC and 98,000 by South Vietnam and its allies. His estimated total of civilian deaths is 587,000. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History In addition, at least 36,000 Southern civilians were executed for various reasons in the period 1967–1972. The database also estimates combat deaths in Cambodia for the years 1967–75 to total 259,000. The American Soldier in VietnamMore than 2.5 million American men served in Vietnam during the war. Furthermore there was little distinction made between armed combatants, neutral civilians and unarmed individuals for "enemy KIA". [61], RJ Rummel estimates 1,011,000 PAVN/VC combatant deaths. (in PDF format, sorted alphabetically by last name of casualty) American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Canal Zone Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / AAP May 22, 2013 7:44pm Deaths caused by the South Korean military, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong military deaths, Disproportion of African American casualties. "[54] Investigations by Korean civic groups have alleged there were at-least 9000 civilians massacred by ROK forces. [37], R. J. Rummel estimated that PAVN/VC forces killed around 164,000 civilians in democide between 1954 and 1975 in South Vietnam, from a range of between 106,000 and 227,000, plus another 50,000 killed in North Vietnam. You can scroll down to see the names of casualties listed under their official city. The term “fragging” was derived from the fact that a fragmentation grenade was rolled into the area where an officer or NCO was sleeping. 20% of Black males were combat soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. Those totals include only Vietnamese deaths, and do not include American and other allied military deaths which amounted to about 64,000. ... founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, … Estimates of the total number of deaths in the Vietnam War vary widely. [26], Guenter Lewy estimates that around 220,000 civilians in South Vietnam were killed in US, ARVN and other allied land operations and miscounted as "enemy KIA". 4 Tom Davis (left) of Livingston, Tenn., who was killed 12/22/61 near Duc Noa, South Vietnam, while serving as an adviser to South Vietnamese troops. Many black men who had previously been ineligible could now be drafted, along with many poor and racially intolerant white men from the southern states. The last American soldier killed in the Vietnam War was Kelton Rena Turner, an 18-year old Marine. The first U.S. casualty in Vietnam was Flying Tiger John T. Donovan who was killed on May 12, 1942, but American involvement in Vietnam was not considered official at that time and as such his name does not appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.. For over 40 years the first American serviceman who died in Vietnam was in controversy. teen is being remembered alongside dozens of other Canadians who were killed fighting for U.S. forces. The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these Vietnam War casualty lists by creating extracts from the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330). But many others were poor or working-class teenagers who enlisted or were drafted into the military right out of high school. [77] 30–35% of American deaths in the war were non-combat or friendly fire deaths; the largest causes of death in the U.S. armed forces were small arms fire (31.8%), booby traps including mines and frags (27.4%), and aircraft crashes (14.7%). His name was added to the Wall on Memorial Day 1999. My Lai (4) and My Khe (4) (collectively the My Lai Massacre) claimed the largest number of victims with 420 and 90 respectively, and in five other places altogether about 100 civilians were executed. [90], Civilian and military deaths during the Second Indochina War. Vietnam War casualties from Illinois Click or Tap on name to find a personal memorial page of a casualty from this state. [43] Operating under the direction of the CIA and other US and South Vietnamese Intel organizations and carried out by RVN units alongside US advisers was the Phoenix Program, intended to neutralise the VC political infrastructure, whom were the civilian administration of the Viet Cong/Provisional Revolutionary Government via infiltration, capture, counter-terrorism, interrogation, and assassination. Dan Bullock. Name, age, branch of service, hometown. 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