In the course of the Vietnam War, 58,220 American soldiers died or were missing and presumed dead. Of these, over two-thirds died between 1967 and 1969.
American soldiers stationed in Vietnam were met with an unexpectedly horrific experience. Their nightmare began right away. Dropped off in an unfamiliar jungle, they were instantly met with unbearable heat and humidity. Next, they had to worry about the jungle wildlife....
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 War began as a colonial conflict between the Viet Minh of Ho Chi Minh and the French administration that was seeking to regain control of Indochina after World War II. This conflict culminated in the French leaving Vietnam, the dividing of the country into t...
The struggle between French colonial forces and native Vietnamese citizens supported by Chinese communists was one of the root causes of the Vietnam War. United States forces entered the conflict in support of the French in order to fight communism. When the French left...
The Vietnam War officially started in 1954 after Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh party rose to power in North Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 when communist forces invaded Saigon, ending in the unification of the country as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976.
Find a list of the names of soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War by visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., or by viewing the names online at TheWall-USA.com. Both the physical location of The Wall and the virtual wall honor those soldiers who foug...