Post-Vietnam Combat Casualties1

 

Place

Dates

Casualties

Lebanon

Aug. 1982–Feb. 1984

254

Grenada

Oct.–Nov. 1983

18

Libya

April 10–16, 1986

2

Panama

Dec. 1989–Jan. 1990

23

Persian Gulf

Jan. 16–April 6, 1991

147

Somalia

Dec. 1992–May 1993

29

Haiti

Sept. 1994–April 1996

4

Former
 Yugoslavia

1992–2001

9

Kosovo

March–June 1999

2

Afghanistan

Oct. 2001–(See note 2.)

1242

Iraq

March 20, 2003–(See note 3.)

1,5903

 

 

1. Defined as battle deaths. Does not include deaths from accidents.

 

2. A total of 245 Americans have been killed, including 121 noncombat deaths (Oct. 15, 2005). 632 have been wounded Oct. 15, 2005).“Operation Enduring Freedom” deaths cover other Asian regions as well as Afghanistan.

 

3. A total of 2,054 Americans have been killed, including 464 non-combat deaths. (Nov. 9, 2005). 15,220 were wounded (Oct. 15, 2005). Coalition deaths: Britain, 97; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, 3; Thailand, 2; Estonia, 2; The Netherlands, 2; Denmark, 2; El Salvador, Hungary, Kazakhstan, and Latvia, 1 each (Nov. 9, 2005).

 

Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense, AP, Washington Post.

 

 

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