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Memorial Day in Numbers

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Seems most people are more worried about how or what to eat on Memorial Day than they are concerned about the reason for the day.... Prove me wrong. Maybe a more appropriate way to observe the day would be to fast instead of picnic.

CONFLICT NAME..................... APPROX. SPAN ......CASUALTIES *

War of Independence ....1775-1783..25,000
Northwest Indian War....1785-1795....1,221
Quasi-War.......1798-1800...
.......20
Barbary Wars......1801-1815..........3
5
War of 1812..........1812-1815...20,0
00
1st Seminole War.........1817-1818.........
.30
2nd Seminole War...........1835-1842.....1,
500
Mexican-American War..1846-1848....13,283
3rd Seminole War............1855-1858......
.....26
Civil War.............1861-1865....6
23,026
Indian Wars.......1865-1898......... 919
Spanish-American War..1898................. 2,446
Philippine War............1898-1902......
..4,196
Boxer Rebellion...........1900-1901.
......... 37
Mexican Revolution......1914-1919.....
.........35
Haiti Occupation........1915-1934...
......146
World War 1 ..................1917-1918...
..116,708
World War 2 ..................1941-1945...
. 407,316
Korean War ...................1950-1953..
.... 36,914
Vietnam War...........1964-1973.......
.58,169
El Salvador..................1980
-1992 ...............20
Beirut ...............1982-1984......
....... 266
Persian Gulf "Support" . 1987-1988........39
Invasion of Grenada ........1983 ..................19
Invasion of Panama .......1989................... 40
Persian Gulf War .............1991 ................269
Somalia ...............1992-1993......
....43
Bosnia ..............................
..1995 ....................12

....source of above numbers: www.militaryfactory.com/
american_war_deaths.asp



CURRENT - NUMBERS NOT YET ENDED
Afghanistan ......................... 2002-_____ ..............................
++
Iraq ..............................
........... 2003-_____ .............................+
+

++
.........Number of Operations Iraqi Freedom and
...............Enduring Freedom casualties
....................as confirmed by U.S. Central Command:
............................
....................6,013 and climbing


* sorry the format is so sloppy;
it's awfully hard to do a list like this in the blog!
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  • GOANNA2
    The numbers tell the story. As AGILLASPIE60 says, it is
    good to be reminded of remembering those lost and why.
    Frredom is taken so much for granted by many.
    3670 days ago
  • AGILLASPIE60
    Some sobering numbers! Thanks for sharing and reminding us of the cost of freedom!
    3671 days ago
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