Nov 12, 2016

Vietnam War Casualties by Service Branch - United States

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 Vietnam War Casualties
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Casualties by Branch of Service
BranchServing In V'nam %Fatalities% of Branch% of All Fatalities
Army1407000 6738,1792.765.6
Marines294000 1414,8365.025.5
Navy126000 62,5562.04.4
Air Force273000 132,5801.04.4
The figures show that of 2100000 men and women who served in V'nam, 58,152 or 2.7% were killed. The Army suffered the most casualties, 38,179 or 66% of all casualties. As a branch of the US forces, however, the Marine Corps lost the highest percentage of its own men (5.0%) which in turn accounted for 25.5% of all casualties.
Data compiled William F. Abbott from figures obtained shortly after the construction of the Vietnam War Memorial

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