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Comparing Sacrifices


Last updated 12/7/2020 at 2:39pm

Seventy-nine years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. A day later, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his “Day of Infamy” speech and the U.S. Congress declared war on Japan. When men were drafted into the service, it was for the duration of the war. During that war, more than 405,000 American military personnel died.

In Vietnam, a tour of duty consisted of 12 months for soldiers and 13 months for Marines. In that war, more than 58,000 American military personnel died.

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