Casualties

 

KIA: Killed in Action – WIA: Wounded in Action
“All gave some, some gave all.”

 

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The Viet Nam Women’s Memorial

While the VMBL is a memorial to those that gave their all we must not forget nor ignore those that are seriously and grievously wounded, both physically and mentally. These veterans will live, without complaint, with serious disabilities for the rest of their lives. Help them and, most importantly, honor them.

The U.S. casualty figures listed below are from reliable sources but, by their nature, are not 100 percent accurate. They are presented so the reader can get some sense of the sacrifices made over the years that enable us to enjoy our freedoms today. Freedom is not free.

WARDATESKIAOTHER
DEATHS
WIATOTAL
CASUALTIES
American1775-17834,435Unknown6,18810,623 Known
Revolution
Indian Wars1783-18901,000 Known UnknownUnknown1,000 Known
War of 18121812-18152,260Unknown4,5056,765 Known
Mexican War1846-18481,73311,5504,15217,435
U.S. Civil War1861-1865UnionUnionUnion.Union
140,414249,458281,881671,753 (est)
C.S.A.C.S.A..C.S.A.C.S.A.
74,52490,297251,937335,524 (est)
Spanish-American War18983852,0611,6624,108
Philippine-American War1899-19011,1082,1082,7795,995
WW I1917-191853,51363,195204,002320,710
WW II1941-1945292,131115,185671,8461,079,162
Korean War1950-195333,74120,560103,284157,585
Vietnam War1964-197547,424 Known 42,785 Known 153,303243,512 Known
Gulf War19911481,9474672,562
Op. Enduring Freedom2001 to Present (7Mar08)481N/A1,8672,348
Op. Iraqi FreedomMar. 2003 to Present
(7Mar08)
2,984N/A29,32033,294
Haiti InterventionMar. 04 to Present
(Aug. 07)
0011
APPROX.APPROX. TOTALS
(to 7Mar08)
657,271599,1461,717,1842,973,601

Support Links:

Disabled American Veterans: www.dav.org
Blue Star Mothers: www.bluestarmothers.org
Sentinels of Freedom: www.sentinelsoffreedom.org
Semper Fi Fund: www.semperfifund.org
Wounded Warriors: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Fisher House: www.fisherhouse.org
Pillows for Soldiers: www.pillowsforsoldiers.com

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
— General George S. Patton, Jr.