A friend of mine quoted this statistic today and I was a little skeptical. Wikipedia tells me that about 536,000 soldiers from the U.S. went to Vietnam and about 58,000 of them died, but I'm not sure how to extract an average life expectancy from this without building a statistical model of how soldiers die and it would be easier just to find out where this number came from or whether someone else has better data.
closed as too localized by Ebenezer Sklivvze♦ Jun 9 '12 at 0:37
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