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Military Factory > American Vietnam War Casualty Statistics
 

American Vietnam War Casualty Statistics

Even the numbers tell a story.

View Casualty Statistics by:

Age Groups
Service Branch
Service Component
Casualty Type
Race
Cause of Death
Religion
Sex
State
War Years and Post-War


American Casualties by Age Groups:

Age at Time of Death Recorded Casualties
17 12
18 3,103
19 8,283
20 14,095
21 9,705
22 4,798
23 3,495
24 2,650
25 2,018
26 1,414
27 917
28 768
29 710
30-39 4,927
40-49 1,156
50-59 121
60-62 4
Unknown Age or Not Reported 17
Totals 58,193

American Casualties by Service Branch:

Service Branch Recorded Casualties
Air Force 2,584
Army 38,209
Coast Guard 7
Marine Corps 14,838
Navy 2,555
Totals 58,193

American Casualties by Service Component:

Component Recorded Casualties
Military Reserves 5,760
National Guard 97
Regular Military 34,475
Selective Service 17,672
Unknown 189
Totals 58,193

Casualty Types:

Casualty Type Recorded Casualties
KIA; Died in Combat 38,502
KIA; Died of Wounds 5,264
KIA; Died while Missing 3,524
POW; Death while Captured 116
Non-Hostile; Other Causes 7,458
Non-Hostile; Death from Illness or Injury 1,978
Non-Hostile; Died while Missing 1,351
Totals 58,193

American Casualties by Race:

Race Recorded Casualties
Native American 226
Caucasian 50,120
Malayan 252
Mongolian 116
Negro 7,264
Unknown 215
Totals 58,193

American Casualty Reasons:

Reason Recorded Casualties
Gun, Small Arms 18,518
Multiple Fragmentary Wounds 8,456
Air Loss; Crash on Land 7,992
Other Explosive Devices 7,450
Artillery, Rocket or Mortar 4,914
Other Accident 1,371
Misadventure 1,326
Drowned; Suffocated 1,207
Vehicle Loss; Crash 1,187
Accidental Homicide 944
Accidental Self-Destruction 842
Other Causes 754
Air Loss; Crash at Sea 577
Burns 530
Illness; Disease 482
Suicide 382
Heart Attack 273
Intentional Homicide 234
Malaria 118
Bomb Explosion 52
Stroke 42
Hepatitis 22
Unknown; Not Reported 520
Totals 58,193

American Casualty Statistics by Religion:

Age at Time of Death Recorded Casualties
Assemblies of God 117
Baptist - American 4
Baptist - Southern 121
Baptist - Other 9,478
Brethren, Dunkers 63
Buddhism 53
Christian Science 63
Church of Christ 528
Church of God 238
Congregational Christian 145
Disciples of Christ 34
Episcopal, Anglican 825
Evangelical, United Brethren 39
Evangelical, Reformed 11
Friends, Quakers 12
Jehovah's Witnesses 26
Jewish 269
Mormon Latter Day Saints 589
Lutheran & Missouri Synod 2,251
Methodist 4,079
Mission Covenant 1
Moslem, Muslim 12
Nazarene 132
Orthodox, Greek 58
Orthodox, Russian 22
Pentecostal 182
Presbyterian 1,303
Protestant - Other 559
Protestant - No Preference 16,644
Reformed 45
Roman Catholic 16,815
7th Day Adventist 116
Unitarian Universalist 45
United Church of Christ 11
No Religious Preference 1,284
Other Religions 210
Unknown 1,809
Totals 58,193

American Casualties by Sex:

Sex Recorded Casualties
Female 8
Male 58,185
Totals 58,193

American Casualties by State and Protectorate:

Age at Time of Death Recorded Casualties
Alabama 1,207
Alaska 57
Arizona 623
Arkansas 588
California 5,573
Canal Zone 2
Colorado 620
Connecticut 611
Delaware 122
District of Columbia 242
Florida 1,952
Georgia 1,582
Guam 70
Hawaii 276
Idaho 217
Illinois 2,934
Indiana 1,532
Iowa 853
Kansas 627
Kentucky 1,055
Louisiana 882
Maine 343
Maryland 1,014
Massachusetts 1,323
Michigan 2,654
Minnesota 1,072
Mississippi 637
Missouri 1,413
Montana 268
Nebraska 395
Nevada 151
New Hampshire 227
New Jersey 1,484
New Mexico 399
New York 4,121
North Carolina 1,609
North Dakota 198
Ohio 3,096
Oklahoma 988
Oregon 709
Pennsylvania 3,144
Puerto Rico 345
Rhode Island 207
South Carolina 896
South Dakota 193
Tennessee 1,291
Texas 3,415
Utah 366
Vermont 100
Virgin Islands 15
Virginia 1,304
Washington 1,050
West Virginia 732
Wisconsin 1,161
Wyoming 120
Other (Non-US) 121
Totals 58,193

American Vietnam War-Related Deaths by War Years and Post-War:

Year Recorded Deaths
1956-60 9
1961 16
1962 52
1963 118
1964 206
1965 1,863
1966 6,143
1967 11,153
1968 16, 592
1969 11,616
1970 6,081
1971 2,357
1972 641
1973 168
1974 178
1975 161
1976 77
1977 96
1978 447
1979 148
1980 26
1981-90 34
1991-98 11
Totals 58,193

     

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