Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
dates listed on the wall in Washington, D.C., are 1959 and 1975.
dates cover a greater expanse of time than the official dates
of the Vietnam War because American troops were actually present
in Vietnam and suffered casualties long before the first major
troop deployments took place in 1965.
Likewise, American forces continued to suffer casualties in Vietnam
for years after the ceasefire of 1973.