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National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 29, 2019
Thank You For Honoring Augusta-CSRA Vietnam War Veterans with this Memorial!
The Vietnam War was the longest U.S. military conflict of the 20th century and the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) and the Vietnam War Memorial Initiative (VWMI) are proud to honor our heroes with this well deserved and permanent tribute.
Thank you to all those who contributed!
Augusta, Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) contributed more than 15,000 of their sons and daughters to the war in Vietnam – 169 of those service members made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation and never returned. This memorial seeks to honor those who died and those who valiantly served.
- The total count of U.S. military casualties in Vietnam and bordering nations was 58,221.
- The 58,221 casualties include 1,325 servicemen who were POW/MIAs.
- There were 262 Medal of Honor recipients stemming from action in the Vietnam Theater of Operations.
- Enlisted men and women account for nearly 87% of all U.S. deaths that occurred in Vietnam.
- More than 900 service members died on their first day in Vietnam.
- More than 1,400 died on their scheduled day of departure from Vietnam
- Sixteen clergy members died in Vietnam, including two Medal of Honor Recipients.
- Eight female service members died in Vietnam – all nurses including Lt Col. Ruth Ann Graham, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
- Thirty-one sets of brothers and 3 sets of fathers and sons were killed in Vietnam.