A list of all the soldiers who have received Purple Hearts can be found at the American War Library, both on and offline. The American War Library website allows user to input information into the system to find specific Purple Heart recipients, such as those that received the medal for their time in Vietnam.Know More
A Purple Heart is a military award that is used to honor soldiers who have been seriously or fatally wounded. Soldiers who have received a wound, have been killed or died as a result of wounds that they received while serving the United States receive a Purple Heart for their service and dedication to the U.S. military.
The issuance of the Purple Heart is done by the president and is used for any soldier that was wounded for the U.S. military any time after 1917. The Purple Heart is an entitlement and is not used in the way that other decorations are used on soldiers. Higher ups will not recommend a Purple Heart for soldiers, but soldiers automatically receive it when they meet the criteria. If they have been harmed during combat, killed or wounded as a result of wartime or harmed during a peacekeeping assignment, the soldiers will automatically receive a Purple Heart.Learn More
Purple heart recipients can be researched through an array of online databases, such as thepurpleheart.com. These databases are updated frequently and can contain more than 92 million listings of military service personnel. Some databases also include family member information.Full Answer >
There were many Vietnam Bronze Star Medal recipients. According to the National Archives, limited military personnel information is available to the public. However, former service members or their immediate family members may request a veteran’s service records. A veteran can authorize the release of information to a non-relative through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).Full Answer >
In figures released in 1995, Vietnam claimed 2 million civilians died on both sides, while 1.1 million North Vietnamese soldiers and between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers lost their lives in the war. Roughly 58,200 American soldiers died during the United States' involvement in the conflict.Full Answer >
The commonly accepted dates for the Vietnam conflict are 1954 to 1975. Most of the military fighting occurred between 1957 and 1973. Because Congress never officially passed a vote to declare a war, the United States was never technically at war with North Vietnam.Full Answer >