Tuesday, August 26, 2003

War Casualties: Vietnam * Iraqi Freedom




The National Records records the Vietnam war as spanning a period of 38 years (1957-1995).

Actual combat spanned 8 years, first troops were sent to Vietnam 1965 to 1973, see Vietnamwar.com.

Operation Iraqi Freedom began March 19, 2003 and is still engaged.

I have put together the following chart to help gauge the casualties of these wars.





War Casualties
*Vietnam*
*Iraqi Freedom*
Home State8 yrs Vietnam10 months Iraq
American Samoa42
Guam 700
Puerto Rico3457
Virgin Islands150
Alabama120713
Alaska570
Arizona62313
Arkansas5883
California5,57259
Colorado6208
Connecticut6116
Delaware1223
Florida195216
Georgia158215
Hawaii2761
Idaho2174
Illinois293420
Indiana143216
Iowa8539
Kansas6276
Kentucky10144
Louisiana8826
Maine3432
Maryland10145
Massachusetts132211
Michigan265425
Minnesota10723
Mississippi63710
Missouri141210
Montana2681
Nebraska3956
Nevada1513
New Hampshire2271
New Jersey148410
New Mexico3991
New York412021
North Carolina160914
North Dakota1983
Ohio309515
Oklahoma9887
Oregon7099
Pennsylvania314229
Rhode Island2073
South Carolina89613
South Dakota1954
Tennessee129112
Texas341543
Utah3664
Vermont1006
Virginia130413
Washington10507
Washington DC2422
West Virginia7321
Wisconsin11609
Wyoming1204
Totals57920517

*Vietnam statistics extracted from National Records
**Iraq statistics extracted from this blog's memoriam which is updated from individual public announcements of casualties.