The Vietnam War was a military conflict which occurred during the Cold War and was fought by North Vietnam and its communistic allies against South Vietnam and its allies. The United States was one of South Vietnam's main supporter, and fought to stop the spread of communism. The Vietnam War began in 1954 and ended in 1975. To learn more about specific events of the Vietnam War click here.
United States: 58,119 killed, 153,303 wounded, 1,948 missing in action
South Vietnam 230,000 killed and 1,169,763 wounded (estimated)
North Vietnam 1,100,000 killed in action (estimated) and an unknown number of wounded