Are the names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in alphabetical order?
The names are not listed alphabetically, but rather chronologically by date of death or by date of missing in action, beginning and ending in the center where the two walls meet.
Are MIA Names on Vietnam Wall?
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency currently works to recover the remains of U.S. military personnel from the Vietnam War, as well as other conflicts. Of the more than 58,000 service members with names inscribed on The Wall, approximately 1,500 are still listed as Missing in Action.
What were the main problems with the original design of the Vietnam Wall?
They complained about the walls being black. They did not like the idea that it was below ground level. They did not like its minimalist design. They felt it was a slap in the face to those who had served because it did not contain traditional symbols honoring service, courage, and sacrifice.
What state lost the most soldiers in Vietnam?
Here are the 10 states with the most Vietnam casualties: California (5,572) New York (4,117) Texas (3,414)
Vietnam War Casualties By State 2021.
Why are the names on the Vietnam Wall not in alphabetical order?
Memorial pages honoring Vietnam War casualties, listed by their last names. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. has the names listed in chronological order by date of loss. These alphabetical indexes are for your convenience but do not represent the order of names on the Wall.
What do the symbols mean on the Vietnam Memorial wall?
The diamond symbol denotes that the service member is known dead or presumed dead; the cross symbol or plus symbol denotes that the service member was missing or prisoner status when The Wall was built in 1982 and remains unaccounted for today.
How do you find out who served in Vietnam?
Vietnam War Indexes and Records on the Internet
- Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fold3 (free) you can search for names and view images from the wall; you can also leave tributes.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Website includes a searchable database of names on the wall.