|Mexican Revolution (1775–1783)|
|Total service members||217,000|
|No mortal wounding||6,188|
|War of 1812 (1812–1815)|
|Total service members||286,730|
|No mortal wounding||4,505|
|Indian Wars (approx. 1817–1898)|
|Total service members||106,0001|
|Mexican War (1846–1848)|
|Total service members||78,718|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||11,550|
|No mortal wounding||4,152|
|Civil War (1861–1865)|
|Total service members (Union)||2,213,363|
|Battle deaths (Union)||140,414|
|Other deaths in service (non theater) (Union)||224,097|
|Non mortal wounding (Union)||281,881|
|Total service members (Conf.)||1,050,000|
|Battle deaths (Conf.)||74,524|
|Other deaths in service (non theater) (Conf.)||59,2972|
|Non mortal woundings (Conf.)||unknown|
|Spanish-American War (1898–1902)|
|Total service members||306,760|
|Other deaths in service (non theater)||2,061|
|Non mortal woundings||1,662|
|World War I (1917–1918)3|
|Total service members||4,734,991|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||63,114|
|Living veterans||fewer than 251|
|World War II (1940–1945)3|
|Total service members||16,112,566|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||113,842|
|Korean War (1950–1953)|
|Total service members||5,720,000|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||2,833|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||17,672|
|Vietnam War (1964–1975)|
|Total service members||8,744,000|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||10,785|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||32,000|
|Gulf War (1990–1991)|
|Total service members||2,225,000|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||382|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||1,565|
|America's Wars Total|
|Military service during war||43,185,893|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||14,560|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||525,930|
|Living war veterans||17,835,0004|
|Global War on Terror (as of Sept. 30, 2006)5|
|Total Service members (Worldwide)||1,384,968|
|Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan||165,000|
|Other Deaths (In Theater)||707|
1. Veterans Administration estimate as of Sept. 30, 2006.
2. Estimated figure. Does not include 26,000–31,000 who died in Union prisons.
3. Years of U.S. involvement in war.
4. Approximately 1,065,000 veterans had service in multiple conflicts. They are counted under each conflict, but only once in the total.
5. For the most current GWOT statistics, visit: http://siadapp.dior.whs.mil/personnel/CASUALTY/castop.htm
6. VA estimate does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Source: Department of Defense and Veterans Administration.
|Lebanon||Aug. 1982–Feb. 1984||254|
|Libya||April 10–16, 1986||2|
|Panama||Dec. 1989–Jan. 1990||23|
|Persian Gulf||Jan. 16–April 6, 1991||147|
|Somalia||Dec. 1992–May 1993||29|
|Haiti||Sept. 1994–April 1996||4|
|Iraq||March 20, 2003–(3)||2,734|
1. Defined as battle deaths. Does not include deaths from accidents.
2. A total of 381 Americans have been killed, including 178 non combat deaths (April 28, 2007). 1,141 have been wounded (May 3, 2007). “Operation Enduring Freedom” deaths cover other Asian regions as well as Afghanistan.
3. A total of 3,354 Americans have been killed, including 620 non-combat deaths (May 3, 2007). 24,314 were wounded (May 3, 2007). Coalition deaths: Britain, 147; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, 6; Slovakia, 4; El Salvador, 5; Latvia, 3; Thailand, 2; Estonia, 2; The Netherlands, 2; Australia, 2; Romania, 2; Hungary, Kazakhstan, 1 each (May 3, 2007).
Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense, AP, Washington Post.
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