Infographic: The Vietnam War Military Statistics

The Vietnam War: Military Statistics

by the Gilder Lehrman Institute

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Questions for Discussion

  1. In what year were the greatest number of US service members stationed in Vietnam?
  2. In what year were there the greatest number of US battle deaths in Vietnam?
  3. How many service people died in Vietnam between 1964 and 1972?
  4. What percentage of the service people stationed in Vietnam in 1968 died in that year?
  5. To explain why and when the US military presence in Vietnam changed, what else would you need to know? Where would you find this needed information?