Over 58,000 men and women who served in the Vietnam War, died there. Their names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.
However, more of our military died after they returned home from the war. With both physical and psychological wounds, they suffered for some time before eventually passing on.
The names of this latter group of service men & women are not eligible for placement on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, although their death resulted from their service. Yet they are still honored at the National Mall in Washington, DC with the "In Memory Plaque", and an event known as "In Memory Day".