We remember…

Today, Memorial Day 2016, we remember our fallen military from the Revolution through modern day.

These men and women agreed to fight for our freedom and for our principles.

We honor their memory and their sacrifice with sadness and appreciation.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides these statistics dated May 2015:


American Revolution (1775-1783)

Total U.S. Service members 217,000
Battle Deaths 4,435
Non-mortal Woundings 6,188

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Total U.S. Service members 286,730
Battle Deaths 2,260
Non-mortal Woundings 4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)

Total U.S. Service members (VA estimate) 106,000
Battle Deaths (VA estimate) 1,000

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Total U.S. Service members 78,718
Battle Deaths 1,733
Other Deaths (In Theater) 11,550
Non-mortal Woundings 4,152

Civil War (1861-1865)

Total U.S. Service members (Union) 2,213,363
Battle Deaths (Union) 140,414
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097
Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881

Total Service members (Confederate) 1,050,000
Battle Deaths (Confederate) 74,524
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confederate) 59,297
Non-mortal Woundings (Confederate) Unknown

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

Total U.S. Service members (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. Service members (Worldwide) 4,734,991
Battle Deaths 53,402
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114
Non-mortal Woundings 204,002

World War II (1941 –1945)

Total U.S. Service members (Worldwide) 16,112,566
Battle Deaths 291,557
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842
Non-mortal Woundings 670,846 

Korean War (1950-1953)

Total U.S. Service members (Worldwide) 5,720,000 Total Serving (In Theater) 1,789,000 Battle Deaths 33,739 Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,835 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672 Non-mortal Woundings 103,284

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Total U.S. Service members (Worldwide) 8,744,000
Deployed to Southeast Asia 3,403,000
Battle Deaths 47,434
Other Deaths (In Theater) 10,786
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 32,000
Non-mortal Woundings 153,303

Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991)

Total U.S. Service members (Worldwide) 2,322,000
Deployed to Gulf 694,550
Battle Deaths 148
Other Deaths (In Theater) 235
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 1,565
Non-mortal Woundings 467

America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991)

U.S. Military Service during Wartime 41,892,128
Battle Deaths 651,031
Other Deaths (In Theater) 308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 230,279
Non-mortal Woundings 1,431,290

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 Department of Defense Website.


We remember…

Honoring our fallen military