This is a record of casualties suffered by the 4th Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchu) during that battalion’s service with the 25th Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966 until 1970. It was first published on Memorial Day, 1999 and is regularly updated with new additions. The list is not yet complete. It is a work in progress drawn from the memories of the veterans of the 4th of the 9th who have begun to find each other again after more than four decades. At present the names of 430 Manchus who died in Vietnam are listed. They came from small towns and big cities all across the United States and Puerto Rico. One came from Canada. The youngest was 18, the oldest 44. Most were 20. They left behind family and friends who still mourn their loss today. These pages are an attempt by their comrades to recognize their sacrifice and to honor their memory. A review of the document will show that many of the casualties occurred on three days March 2, 1968, November 27, 1968 and December 22, 1968. You can learn more about what happened during the fighting at the Hoc Mon Bridges,Thanksgiving Day and at Mole City by following the links at the bottom of this page.
This memorial also includes links to personal remembrances of the dead who are honored here. Tributes already made can be found by clicking on the names highlighted in blue. If you wish to contribute in this way please contact us.
The Memorial search engine can be viewed alphabetically or with the search results sorted by name, rank, home state, date of death, age and company of assignment. We encourage anyone with additional information on Manchu casualties or corrections to the information shown here to contact our Memorial Project Co-ordinator by E Mail or the Form listed on each page. Enter 4/9 Vietnam Memorial