Number of US Military Deaths by Major Wars: Infographic
In honor of Memorial Day, when we pause to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by so many military personnel throughout the course of US history, the team here at RallyPoint produced this infographic.
Shown below are the number of US military deaths by major wars, all the way back to early conflicts like the Revolutionary War.
Here is the raw data, which for some conflicts reflect historians' best estimates. The number of US military deaths for major wars is below.
Civil War: 625,000
World War II: 405, 399
World War I: 116,516
Vietnam War: 58,209
Korean War: 36,516
Revolutionary War: 25,000
War of 1812: 15,000
Mexican-American War: 13,283
Iraq & Afghanistan: 6,631 (and counting)
Spanish American War: 2,446
Philippine-American War: 4,196
Gulf War: 283
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