80% of the posthumous Medals of Honor were awarded to enlisted men. Whites accounted for 87% of the Medals of Honor, Blacks 11% and Asians were awarded 3%. 10 of the awards were given to men with Hispanic surnames.
50% of the posthumous Medals of Honor were awarded to men 18 to 21, 72% to men 18 to 24 and 88% to men 18 to 29.
Protestants were awarded 64% of the posthumous Medals of Honor, 30% went to Catholics and 1 to a Buddhist. 9 men had no religious preference or it was unknown/unreported.
102 of the Medals of Honor were awarded posthumously to single men and 47 of the men were married.Data compiled William F. Abbott from figures obtained shortly after the construction of the Vietnam War Memorial