Friday, May 24, 2013

Not So Random Facts, By The Numbers...

Casualties (deceased) counts of the wars and conflicts my country has been involved in, during my lifetime.  Remember and honor...lest we forget the cost they paid.

1.  Vietnam - 58,220

2.  Gulf War 1 - 378

3.  Grenada - 19

4.  Panama - 23

5. Iraq and Afghanistan - 6648 *

*- This total includes non-combat fatalities, and does not include all 2013 fatalities to date.

My sincere apologies to any veterans of any conflicts since 1963, whose data I have omitted.  If the conflict you participated in is not listed above, I have only myself and my faulty memory to blame.  It is not intended as any slight upon your service and sacrifice or that of your comrades in arms.

DFW National Cemetery


  1. One death is one too many. Thank you for posting this as a reminder. xo

  2. Thank you for posting this. We all need to be reminded of those who sacrificed their lives for their country. Like Nancy said, one death is too many.

  3. Touching post, isn't it strange that we are still in wars, one would think we'd have learned that we can do more by working and living together peacefully!

  4. The true meaning of Memorial Day. To remember those who've fought for us and made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you so much for this post.

  5. Thank you for the Memorial Day reminder!

    Popped by from Random 5 Friday.

  6. Lost my brother to the Vietnam war.
    We haven't yet learned that war isn't the answer.
    Great post.. thank you!

  7. A good reminder on this Memorial Weekend. Thank you. And them.

  8. We used to call it Decoration Day but the sentiment is still the same. Thanks to all the service men and women who keep us free in this country. May we never do anything to bring shame to their names.


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