The Vietnam War presents multiple challenges to historians due to official discrepancies with draft numbers, contention over official number of soldiers deployed, and a general lack of transparency from the US government during the war leading to possible misinformation in historical records.
Using the Vietnam War Deaths index
This is a comprehensive record set of military personnel who died as a result of the Vietnam War from June 6, 1956 to May 28, 2006. The Vietnam War Deaths index on findmypast.com compiled more than 52,000 transcripts of soldiers that died in service to their country.
Details within the Vietnam War Deaths collection may include:
Original data compiled from National Archives Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921-2008. Compiled as part of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Extra Files.
Data provided by Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (NWME), National Archives and College Park.