Question: How long is the Vietnam Wall?

The wall lists the names of over 58,000 men and women killed or missing in action. Each wall is 246 feet 9 inches long; the total length of the wall is 493 feet 6 inches. The wall is an angle that measures 125 degrees 12 minutes. The wall is 10 feet 3 inches high at the center where the sides of the angle meet.

Are they still adding names to the Vietnam Wall?

Names are still being added to the memorial.

When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was first dedicated in 1982, Lin’s wall contained the names of 57,939 American servicemen believed to have lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Since then, that number has jumped by several hundred.

Is there more than one traveling Vietnam Wall?

A: There are two replica versions of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial that tour the United States regularly. The first of them which is called The Moving Wall, has been traveling the country for almost twenty years. You can find their schedule HERE.

How many soldiers died in Vietnam?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the United States (Washington, D.C.). Two major war memorials commemorating the dead soldiers in the Second Indochina War (a.k.a. the Vietnam War).

Total number of deaths.

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US and allied military deaths 282,000
Civilian deaths (North and South Vietnam) 627,000
Total deaths 1,353,000

How old is the average Vietnam vet?

Ages range from 97 to 55 years old (born between 1918 and 1960). Median age is 68 years. An overwhelming majority of Vietnam Veterans are male (6.2M) while in the civilian populaƟon females (47.7M) outnumber males by 20.5M.

What were the main problems with the original design of the Vietnam Wall?

They complained about the walls being black. They did not like the idea that it was below ground level. They did not like its minimalist design. They felt it was a slap in the face to those who had served because it did not contain traditional symbols honoring service, courage, and sacrifice.

What army division has the most casualties in Vietnam?

Conflicts

Unit Conflict Total
Harlem Hellfighters World War I 1500
3rd Infantry Division World War II 24,878
1st Cavalry Division Vietnam War 32,036
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines War in Afghanistan 175
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