The Department of Defense published the "Official Vietnan War Service Index" in 1984 listing the names of 2,709,018 Americans officially credited with service in-country Vietnam or aboard vessels serving in Vietnamese waters. At the same time DOD reported that its unofficial total of Vietnam servicepersonnel could be as high as 3,004,117. 41,297 names of the latter figure were authorized the Vietnam Service Medal but did not serve in-country or in Vietnamese waters.
The American War Library was established in 1998 to collect the names of all military servicepersonnel from all wars and non-war eras. Over the past 22 years the War Library has confirmed the additional names of 237,411 Americans who served in Vietnam or were authorized the Vietnam War Service Medal (or Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Vietnam). The search for the missing 57,688 names will painstakingly continue until all Vietnam War names are confirmed.
NOTE: All names of military personal in service since the Revolutionary War are bing placed online for permanent archival and viewing: http://www.americanwarlibrary.com/library.htmhttp://www.americanwarlibrary.com/library.htm
Contact Person for this posting: Roger Simpson, PIO Public Information Office: http://www.13105320634.comhttp://www.13105320634.com The American War Library: http://www.amervets.com/http://www.amervets.com/ 16907 Brighton Avenue Gardena CA 90247-5420 Phone / Fax: 1-310-532-0634