According to the Philadelphia Examiner, in a December 29, 2010 "On this Day In History" article, nearly 700 Philadelphians lost their
lives in the Vietnam War. Among those lost to the Vietnam War from Philadelphia, were 54 alumni of Thomas Edison School;
the largest number of Vietnam War Casualties of any high school in the nation. There were 27 alumni of Father
Judge High School, and 27 alumni from Cardinal Dougherty High School.
There were two men from Philadelphia killed in action on the same day, December 29, 1968 during the Vietnam War.
Although the two men were from different type units, they both were assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade: