Vietnam Statistics


Factoids

88.4% of the men who served in Vietnam were Caucasian; 10.6% were Black; 1.0% belonged to other races.

86.8% of the men killed by hostile fire were Caucasian; 12.1% were Black; 1.1% belonged to other races.

19 million gallons of Defoliants were sprayed over 3.5 million acres, the effects of which will last 100 years.

1.9 million sorties were flown, dropping 6.7 million tons of bombs.

500,000 missions were flown by medivac helicopters.

The total cost of the war for the United States was $352 Billion Dollars.                                                 

The American infantry soldier saw about 240 days of combat during 1 year, while an infantry soldier  fighting in the South Pacific during World War II saw 40 days of combat over 4 years.