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Somervillebus 05-28-2010 08:21 PM

Memorial Weekend
 
Thanks to those here that have served, are serving, and those and their families who gave all for our country, our freedom, our great United States of America. God Bless

I thank you

US Navy
1973

Jeff Huffman 05-28-2010 08:27 PM

Ditto!

Randy Dupree 05-28-2010 09:56 PM

We can't thank you veterans enough.
Stand Tall.

Somervillebus 05-29-2010 11:40 AM

Remembering the Sacrifices on Memorial Day
 
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NOTE: research indicates some variations in numbers. Nevertheless this gives a real perspective into the sacrifices that were made for our Great United States of America. Also note: These numbers do not reflect the civilian casualties involved in military actions nor their families. Those numbers are also staggering. Who would not want to honor these brave men and women. Please take a moment to remember them on this Memorial Day May 31 2010.




World War I (1917–1918)3
Total servicemembers 4,734,991
Battle deaths 53,402
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 63,114
Nonmortal woundings 204,002
Living veterans fewer than 251


World War II (1940–1945)3
Total servicemembers 16,112,566
Battle deaths 291,557
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 113,842
Nonmortal woundings 671,846
Living veterans 3,242,0001

Korean War (1950–1953)
Total servicemembers 5,720,000
Serving in-theater 1,789,000
Battle deaths 33,741
Other deaths in service (theater) 2,833
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 17,672
Nonmortal woundings 103,284
Living veterans 3,086,4001


Vietnam War (1964–1975)
Total servicemembers 8,744,000
Serving in-theater 3,403,000
Battle deaths 47,424
Other deaths in service (theater) 10,785
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 32,000
Nonmortal woundings 153,303
Living veterans 7,286,5001

Gulf War (1990–1991)
Total servicemembers 2,225,000
Serving in-theater 665,476
Battle deaths 147
Other deaths in service (theater) 382
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 1,565
Nonmortal woundings 467
Living veterans 1,852,0001

Current Wars:

5,456 Total Fatalities
Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4,384
Operation Enduring Freedom: 1,072
(Updated May 23, 2010)


http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/


God Bless America

Rick 05-29-2010 01:55 PM

Thank You Slim. I had often wondered about those numbers.


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