5 Facts about The Vietnam War & West Virginia

Jul 19, 2017

Here's 5 facts about West Virginia's role in one of America's most controversial wars:

  1. More West Virginians served in the Vietnam War than any other state per capita.
  2. West Virginia also had the highest casualty rate per capita.
  3. The majority of West Virginians who served in the Vietnam War enlisted.
  4. The youngest men to enlist were 17 years old
  5. Nine West Virginians were awarded the Medal of Honor

Watch Vietnam: West Virginians Remember on Thursday, September 14th at 8 P.M. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.