There are 13 categories that can be used online to search the Vietnam Wall. Any one of the following may be used: first name, last name, home of record, home county, home state or country, service branch, age, service number, social security number, rank, birthday, casu...
To find names on the Vietnam Wall categorized by state, individuals can visit TheWall-USA.com and search by state. From the main page, the searcher clicks on the Search the Wall tab. On the next page, the searcher uses the drop-down menu titled Home State/Country and se...
A small percentage of the names engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial do contain spelling errors. Despite its general accuracy, the wall originally contained over 100 misspelled names.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall lists the names of those killed and missing in action in chronological order according to the date of casualty. Multiple casualties occurring on the same day appear in alphabetical order. The wall contains 58,307 names.
The country of Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Cambodia to the west and Laos to the east.
The commonly accepted dates for the Vietnam conflict are 1954 to 1975. Most of the military fighting occurred between 1957 and 1973. Because Congress never officially passed a vote to declare a war, the United States was never technically at war with North Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was designed by Maya Ying Lin. Lin was the winner of a national design competition held by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which ended on March 31, 1981.