58,000 Americans died
300,000 Americans wounded
2,500 Americans listed as MIA or POW
1,500,000 Vietnamese killed in action
300,000 Vietnamese listed as MIA or POW
The LDS Church in the Vietnam War
Approximately 15,000 LDS Church members served in Vietnam during the span of the war. (Includes military uniform, civilians at the embassy and consulate staffs, civilian aid workers and civil engineers, repairman from many logistical air bases in the U.S., as well as Australians, New Zealanders and Koreans who were members.)
63 LDS chaplains served in the war.
200 Vietnamese LDS Church members, according to Saigon Branch records.
23 LDS Vietnamese families were found by VASAA and elements of 16 of those families were extracted or assisted to leave Vietnam between 1983-1997.
Total LDS Church membership doubled (1.6 million to 3.2 million) during Vietnam War.
85,000 full-time missionaries were set apart during the Vietnam War.
Three temples were dedicated (Oakland, Calif.; Ogden, Utah; Provo, Utah) during the Vietnam War.
Source: "Saints at War: Korea and Vietnam," 2003.
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