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Old 11-11-2008, 16:59   #1
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America’s Wars — On Veterans Day 11 November 2008

America’s Wars — On Veterans Day 11 November 2008

American Revolution (1775-1783)

Total U.S. Servicemembers1 217,000
Battle Deaths 4,435
Non-mortal Woundings 6,188

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 286,730
Battle Deaths 2,260
Non-mortal Woundings 4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (VA estimate) 106,000
Battle Deaths (VA estimate) 1,000

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 78,718
Battle Deaths 1,733
Other Deaths (In Theater) 11,550
Non-mortal Woundings 4,152

Civil War (1861-1865)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363
Battle Deaths (Union) 140,414
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097
Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881
Total Servicemembers (Conf.) 2 1,050,000
Battle Deaths (Confederate) 3 74,524
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confederate) 3, 4 59,297
Non-mortal Woundings (Confederate) Unknown

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 306,760
Battle Deaths 385
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 2,061
Non-mortal Woundings 1,662

World War I (1917-1918)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 4,734,991
Battle Deaths 53,402
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114
Non-mortal Woundings 204,002
Living Veterans 1

World War II (1941 –1945)
Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 16,112,566
Battle Deaths 291,557
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842
Non-mortal Woundings 671,846
Living Veterans 5 2,306,000
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NOTES:
1. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is the median of estimated
range from 184,000 – 250,000.
2. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is median of estimated
range from 600,000 – 1,500,000.
3. Death figures are based on incomplete returns.
4. Does not include 26,000 to 31,000 who died in Union prisons.
5. Estimate based upon new population projection methodology.


Korean War (1950-1953)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 5,720,000
Battle Deaths 33,739
Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,835
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672
Non-mortal Woundings 103,284
Living Veterans 2,307,000

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 6 8,744,000
Deployed to Southeast Asia 7 3,403,000
Battle Deaths 8 47,434
Other Deaths (In Theater) 8 10,786
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 8 32,000
Non-mortal Woundings 9 153,303
Living Veterans 5, 10 7,125,000

Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 2,322,000
Deployed to Gulf 694,550
Battle Deaths 147
Other Deaths (In Theater) 235
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 1,590
Non-mortal Woundings 467
Living Veterans 5, 10 2,269,000

America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991)

U.S. Military Service during Wartime 41,891,368
Battle Deaths 651,030
Other Deaths (In Theater) 308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 230,279
Non-mortal Woundings 1,431,290
Living War Veterans 17,456,000
Living Veterans (Periods of War & Peace) 23,442,000

Global War on Terror (Oct 2001 - )

The Global War on Terror (GWOT), including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), are ongoing conflicts. For the most current GWOT statistics, visit the following Department of Defense Website:
http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personne..._component.pdf
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6. Covers the period 8/5/64 - 1/27/73 (date of cease fire)
7. Department of Defense estimate
8. Covers period 11/1/55 – 5/15/75
9. Excludes 150,341 not requiring hospital care
10.VA estimate, as of 5/08, does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Department of Defense (DOD), except living veterans, which are VA estimates as of Sep 2008.

America’s Wars Fact Sheet, Nov 2008



American Revolution
Last Veteran, Daniel F. Bakeman,
died 4/5/1869, age 109
Last Widow, Catherine S. Damon,
died 11/11/06, age 92
Last Dependent, Phoebe M. Palmeter,
died 4/25/11, age 90 Mexican War
Last Veteran, Owen Thomas Edgar,
died 9/3/29, age 98
Last Widow, Lena James Theobald,
died 6/20/63, age 89
Last Dependent, Jesse G. Bivens,
died 11/1/62, age 94
War of 1812
Last Veteran, Hiram Cronk,
died 5/13/05, age 105
Last Widow, Carolina King,
died 6/28/36, age unknown
Last Dependent, Esther A.H. Morgan,
died 3/12/46, age 89 Civil War
Last Union Veteran, Albert Woolson,
died 8/2/56, age 109
Last Confederate Veteran, John Salling,
died 3/16/58, age 112
Last Union Widow, Gertrude Janeway,
died 1/17/2003, age 93
Indian Wars
Last Veteran, Fredrak Fraske,
died 6/18/73, age 101 Spanish-American War
Last veteran, Nathan E. Cook,
died 9/10/92, age 106


VA estimates the number of living World War II U.S. veterans will be:*
9/30/08 2,306,000 9/30/09……. 2,024,000 9/30/10….….1,761,000 9/30/11………. 1,517,000 9/30/12 1,294,000 9/30/13……..1,092,000 9/30/14……….911,000 9/30/15… …. …750,000 9/30/16 611,000 9/30/17………. 490,000 9/30/18…....….388,000 9/30/19…………303,000 9/30/20 233,000 9/30/21……….176,000 9/30/22……….131,000 9/30/23……….….96,000

* Estimates have changed based on new population projections. ___________________________________________

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U.S. Veterans and Dependents on
Benefits Rolls as of
September 2008

SURVIVING
VETERANS CHILDREN PARENTS SPOUSES
Civil War - 2 - -

Indian Wars - - - -

Spanish-American War - 94 - 90

Mexican Border - 15 - 60

World War I - 3,169 - 4,873

World War II 274,052 14,403 117 223,895

Korean Conflict 156,842 3,170 257 60,948

Vietnam Era 1,015,151 8,843 2,932 165,376

Gulf War 1 896,288 13,688 926 15,945

Non service-connected 315,763 18,103 2 182,236

Service-connected 2,951,587 28,016 5,385 320,979
1 For compensation and pension purposes, the Persian Gulf War period has not yet been terminated and includes veterans of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
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