There were nearly 60,000 American soldiers killed in the Vietnam war.
But how many came home and killed themselves? How many drunk themselves to death? Shot heroin? Shot themselves? Hung themselves?
Vietnam was horrible and so much more worse to fight in then the war in Iraq.
These stats are presented in the article:
Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
* Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
* Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999
The article says, "Under the new reporting system, deaths that happen en route or post evacuation are not counted as combat deaths. This is why the number seems unusually low -- a little over four thousand as of 2009."
The number 17,847 is still much lower than 58,000.
There was no data presented in the article regarding the Total US Military Vietnam War Deaths to compare the Gulf War deaths to.