ROYAL NIAGARA MILITARY INSTITUTE
PRESERVING OUR PAST    PROTECTING OUR FUTURE
- There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall. - 39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger. - 8,283 were just 19 years old. - The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old. - 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old. - 5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old. - One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old. - 997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam. - 1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam. - 31 sets of brothers are on the Wall. - Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.  - 54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. The most from one school. - 8 Women are on the Wall, killed while nursing the wounded. - 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall. - Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons. - West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation.  There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall. - The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 with 245 deaths. - The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 when 2,415 casualties were incurred. -The names of 133 Canadians confirmed killed in the Vietnam War serving with the US Armed Forces are inscribed on the wall,  including the 7 "Missing in Action"
There are 58,267 names listed on that polished black wall. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized.                                 The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S.                                 Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with                                 that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL