RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 19:17:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:48:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War_casualties
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 18:28:You're right, I was referring only to US military deaths, from memory at that. Still, 14K more puts the number into perspective.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 15:40:
A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017.
That's 20K more than all the deaths for the entirety of the Vietnam war.
No, that's 14K more than all of the US soldier deaths in Vietnam. More than 280,000 allied soldiers died, more than 425,000 NVA/VC soldiers died, and over 625,000 North and South Vietnamese civilians were killed by both sides.
Total deaths 1,353,000
What a waste.
On the plus side we got some great video games out of it.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.