A total of 1.842 million Sailors served in Southeast Asia.
How many Navy sailors died in Vietnam?
CASUALTIES BY BRANCH OF SERVICE
The DOD database shows that of the 2,100,000 men and women who served in Vietnam, 58,152 were killed. The Army suffered the most total casualties, 38,179 or 2.7 percent of its force. The Marine Corps lost 14,836, or 5 percent of its own men. The Navy fatalities were 2,556 or 2 percent.
Why did marines serve 13 months in Vietnam?
These deployments were limited to thirteen months to reduce the hardship imposed on the families by having the Marine away from home. When the first Marine units went into Vietnam in 1965, their status was seen as an extension of the already existing policy that allowed them to go overseas without dependents.
How many served in Vietnam?
Approximately 2,700,000 American men and women served in Vietnam.
Which branch of military has highest death rate?
The Marine Corps experienced the highest fatality rates per 100,000 for all causes (122.5), unintentional injury (77.1), suicide (14.0), and homicide (7.4) of all the services. The Army had the highest disease and illness-related fatality rate (20.2 per 100,000) of all the services.
How old would a Vietnam vet be now?
“Of the 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, Less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today, with the youngest American Vietnam veteran’s age approximated to be 60 years old.” So, if you’re alive and reading this, how does it feel to be among the last 1/3rd of all the U.S. Vets who served in Vietnam?
What is the difference between a Vietnam vet and a Vietnam era vet?
Vietnam era veterans are those who served during the time of the Vietnam war but didn’t set foot in the country of Vietnam. The Vietnam vet is one who was assigned within the combat zone of the country and it’s surrounding waters.