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    Memorial Day by the numbers

     

    In an effort to find out exactly how many brave Americans have died in all of our wars this was the best source I was able to come up with to get an accurate number...
    U.S. War Death Statistics

     

    Source: Washington Post Database of U.S. Service-Member Casualties, McGavock Confederate Cemetery

     

    Research Date: 11.23.2013

     

    Major U.S. War Casualties U.S. Deaths Wounded Date

     

    U.S. Deaths / Wounded  - Date

     

    Iraq War 4,800 / 31,965 - 2003 – 2011
    Afghanistan 2,229 / 18,675 - 2001 – Present
    Gulf War 258 / 849 - 1990 – 1991
    Vietnam War 58,209 / 153,303 - 1955 – 1975
    Korean War 36,516 / 92, 134 - 1950 – 1953
    World War II 405,399 / 670,846 - 1941 – 1945
    World War I 116,516 / 204,002 - 1917 – 1918
    Civil War 625,000 / 281,881 - 1861 – 1865
    American Revolutionary War:

     

    25,000 / 25,000 - 1775 – 1783


    All U.S. Conflict Casualites: U.S Deaths /  Wounded / Missing


    Grand Total 1,343,812 / 1,529,230 / 38,159

     

    source:

     

    http://www.statisticbrain.com/u-s-war-death-statistics/

     

     

     

    Memorial Day is a day we set aside to remember all of those who gave their lives defending the many freedoms we enjoy to this day. I hope the numbers presented here today help give us a perspective of just how great that sacrifice has been.

     

    God Bless America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!

     

    Post Note: It would have been nice to see a Memorial Day Assignment group here at CNN iReports

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