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Facts: War Casualties (redirected from Facts and Information: War Casualties)

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War Casualties

 

Introduction

 

Montanans have historically served their country in higher numbers than most states.  Our state has paid a dear price in earning its place in American military history.  Below are statistics showing the numbers of Montanans listed as casualties for the major wars of the 20th & 21st centuries.  A major secondary source for the history of Montanans in military service is Montana in the Wars, compiled by Chester K. Shore (American Legion and Auxilary of Montana, 1977).  The several sources listed below may be examined for more detailed information about this subject, including lists of names of Montanans lost in World War II and the recent Iraq and Afganistan wars.


World War I, 1917-1918

 

Killed in Action or Died of Wounds 681
Died of Disease in War Zone 253
Died of Disease and Other Causes, Out of War Zone 618
Wounded 2,469
Missing 1

 

Source: Chester K. Shore, Montana in the Wars (American Legion and Auxilary of Montana, 1977), p. 69.

 

World War II, 1941-1945

 

Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard

Killed in Action or Died of Wounds 308
Missing 9
Wounded 415

 

Source: http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ww2/navy-casualties/montana.html, checked 11/13/2009.

 

Army

Killed in Action or Died of Wounds 926
Missing 11
Non-Battle Deaths 493
Findings of Death 123

 

Source: http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html, checked 11/13/2009.

 

Korean War, 1950-1953

 

Killed in Action

350

 

Source: Chester K. Shore, Montana in the Wars (American Legion and Auxilary of Montana, 1977), p. 164.

 

Vietnam War, 1964-1973

 

Killed in Action 259

 

Source: Chester K. Shore, Montana in the Wars (American Legion and Auxilary of Montana, 1977), p. 174.

 

Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), 1991

 

Figures not yet found for Montana casualties of this conflict.

 

Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom), 2001-present

 

Fatalities 10
Wounded 50

 

Source: http://icasualties.org/OEF/USCasualtiesByState.aspx, checked 4/4/2013.

This data is for informational purposes only and all sources must be evaluated by the reader as to accuracy.

 

Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom), 2003-2010

 

Fatalities 28
Wounded 213

 

Source: http://www.icasualties.org/Iraq/USCasualtiesByState.aspx, checked 4/4/2013.

This data is for informational purposes only and all sources must be evaluated by the reader as to accuracy.

 

 

 Montana Historical Society Research Center

 225 North Roberts, P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201, 406-444-2681, 406-444-2696 (fax).

 mhslibrary@mt.gov

 

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