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America’s Wars — On Veterans Day 11 November 2008

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by GreenBeret1631, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 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
    ______________________________________
    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
    __________________________________________________ ______

    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. ___________________________________________

    .
    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.