Vietnam Veterans Memorial record example

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Records: 58,320

Description

Leave a tribute, a story or photograph about any of the 58,320 veterans killed or missing in the Vietnam War.

Watch how a Vietnam Veteran finds a fallen 'buddy' on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Record information

Record information is compiled from two databases provided by The National Archives:

The data provided in the older databases does not always have the detail we are accustomed to today. For example, for racial categories, only American Indian, Caucasian, Malayan, Asian, African-American, and Not Available were included as options.

If you find missing or inaccurate information for someone, we encourage you to leave a comment with the additional or corrected data.

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How the Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial was made

  • At full size, The Wall image on Fold3 is about 460 feet wide (400,000 pixels wide by 12,500 pixels tall).
  • We found 58,320 names inscribed on The Wall.
  • There are about 70 names which are duplicates or misspellings.
  • 8 names are women.
  • 2,056 are listed as "body not recovered."
  • Average age is 22.8 years old.
  • 6,301 images were photographed by Peter Krogh
  • Darren Higgins used six computers to stitch 1,494 images into a single 5 gigapixel image of The Wall.

Read more about the process in making this experience a reality online.