During the Vietnam War, over 2 million lives were lost. Many among those lives were civilians. Over a 20 year long war, 3 million men were wounded. Millions of kids were orphaned due to the war. The war ruined both South and North Korea.
Between 1965 and 1973, the U.S. Air forces dropped around 8 millions ton of bombs in Vietnam. In the South, the U.S. forces had used around 20 million gallons of herbicides from 1962 to 1971 especially in the North of Saigon and along the borders with Laos and Cambodia to reduce the dense jungle foliage that might conceal the Viet Cong (National Liberation Front) as well as to destroy crops that the enemy might use for subsistence. Today there are still many children in Vietnam growing up with various diseases and disabilities affected by the harmful chemicals carried out in the war.