Vietnam War Casualties

A UH-1 Iroquois Huey takes wounded from a Mobile Riverine Force Armored Troop Carrier (ATC), Vietnam
A UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" takes wounded from a Mobile Riverine Force Armored Troop Carrier (ATC), Vietnam.

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Vietnam War Killed, Injured and Missing

Vietnam War Casualty Summary
Casualty Type Total Army Air Force Marines Navy
Killed in Action 40,934 27,047 1,080 11,501 1,306
Died of Wounds 5,289 3,604 51 1,482 152
Missing in Action - Declared Dead 1,085 261 589 98 137
Captured - Declared Dead 116 45 25 10 36
Total Hostile Deaths 47,424 30,957 1,745 13,091 1,631
Missing - Presumed Dead 123 118 0 3 2
Other Deaths 10,662 7,143 841 1,746 932
Total Non-Hostile Deaths 10,785 7,261 841 1,749 934
Total In-Theater Deaths* 58,209 38,218 2,586 14,840 2,565
Killed in Action - No Remains 622 181 221 123 97
Missing in Action - Declared Dead - No Remains 737 216 366 75 80
Captured - Declared Dead - No Remains 53 32 7 4 10
Non-hostile Missing - Presumed Dead - No Remains 97 92   3 2
Non-hostile Other Deaths - No Remains 336 70 30 37 199
Total - No Remains 1,845 591 624 242 388
Wounded - Not Mortal 153,303 96,802 931 51,392 4,178
Number Serving Worldwide** 8,744,000 4,368,000 1,740,000 794,000 1,842,000
Number Serving Southeast Asia** 3,403,000 2,276,000 385,000 513,000 229,000
Number Serving South Vietnam** 2,594,000 1,736,000 293,000 391,000 174,000
*Inclusive dates are 1 November 1955 to 15 May 1975. Casualty dates after the end date represent service members who were wounded during the period and subsequently died as a result of those wounds and thoseservice members who where involved in an incident during the period and were later declared dead.

**Estimated Figures

Prepared by: U.S. Dept. of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports. Information as of 15 June 2004.

Casualties Of Other Nations

America's allies in the Vietnam War (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and others) sustained casualties in proporation to their troop strength in Southeast Asia. The greatest casualties of any U.S. ally were suffered by the South Vietnamese forces -- between 1960 and 1975, the war cost the South Vietnamese military 275,000 combat deaths.

Hanoi acknowledges 1.1 million battle deaths among Communist forces.

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