Honoring Our Fallen
Wartime Battle Deaths
- WWI (1917 – 1918): 4.7M served; 53,402 died in battle
- WWII (1941 – 1945): 16.1M served; 291,557 died in battle
- Korean War (1950 – 1953): 5.7M served; 33,739 died in battle
- Vietnam (1964 – 1975): 8.7M served; 47,434 died in battle
- Persian Gulf (1990 – 1991): 2.2M served; 148 died in battle
Global War on Terror:
5,462 combat deaths
- There is no final count of the # of fallen in America’s longest war in Afghanistan because it hasn’t ended yet – although the move to withdraw all U.S. combat troops out of the country prior to the 20th anniversary of September 11th is now underway.
- 2019 was the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since 2014. No American has died in combat in Afghanistan since Feb 2020.
- No American has died in combat in Iraq since March 2020.
DID YOU KNOW?
Under the U.S. Flag Code, on Memorial Day the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon – and then raised to the top until sunset – to both mourn and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.
At 3:00 p.m. local time, the “National Moment of Remembrance” is observed.
CARD 1 (650,000)
CARD 2: WARTIME BATTLE DEATHS
CARD 3: IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN
CARD 3: NO DEATHS IN IRAQ SINCE MARCH 2020
NO DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN SINCE FEB 2020:
by Jenna Lee,