Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vietnam: 58,000 US dead, some 4 million Vietnamese dead

Women in the Vietnam War
Originally uploaded by Seansie
The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities, says Wikipedia, including 3 to 4 million Vietnamese from both sides, 1.5 to 2 million Laotians and Cambodians, and 58,159 U.S. soldiers.[16] By this war's end, the Vietnamese had been fighting foreign involvement or occupation in various wars for over a hundred years.

The monument above is on the National Mall, Wash, DC, near the Vietnam Wall.