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Comparing U.S. Military

Casualties

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Below is a look at the numbers of American military personnel killed in the major wars in U.S. History. Current conflicts are italicized and are colored red. The numbers include combat and non-combat deaths.

 

U.S. Civil War--558,052--**Total number includes Union and Confederate military losses combined.

World War II--407,316

World War I--116,708

Vietnam War--58,168

Korean War--54,246

U.S.-Mexican War--13,283

American Revolution--4,435

Iraq War--4,000 (as of 03.24.08)

Spanish-American War--2,456

War of 1812--2,260

Afghanistan--487 (as of 03.22.08)

Gulf War--293

 

 

 Links and Resources:

 

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) U.S. CASUALTY STATUS--From the U.S. Defense Department

 

US ‘hiding’ casualty figures in Afghanistan? December 23, 2006--The Cedar Lounge Revolution:For Lefties too stubborn to quit

 

 

 


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