liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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liveonearth

Memorial Day was this week: on Deceased US Soldiers

104,366 AMERICANS buried in Europe.

112,000 AMERICANS died during WWI

391,500 AMERICANS died during WWII

33,700 AMERICANS died during the Korean conflict

58,100 AMERICANS died during Vietnam

150 AMERICANS died during the Gulf War

4300 AMERICANS died in Iraq (to date)

690 AMERICANS died in Afghanistan (to date)

I can't vouch for the accuracy of these stats but I think they ballpark the truth, at least. The veteran who posted this clearly felt strongly about it. Being as Unamerican as I am, I can't help but to wonder how many of our enemies died? Veterans like to emphasize how many Americans died. It's about service to country.

(stats pilfered from someone on eBay re: deceased AMERICAN military)
Tags: america, death, military, patriotism, violence, war, world
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