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BATTLE DEAD* 33,686 (*Includes 4,735 findings of presumptive death under the Missing Persons Act)

Killed in Action 23,637
Died of Wounds 2,484
Died While Missing (MIA) 4,759
Died While Captured (POW) 2,806
Total: 33,686

NON-BATTLE DEATHS 2,830

TOTAL DEATHS IN THEATER: 36,516

DIED ELSEWHERE (Worldwide during Korean War) 17,730

WOUNDED (Number of personnel) 92,134

WOUNDED (Number of incidences*) 103,284 (*Includes individual personnel wounded multiple times)

UNACCOUNTED FOR (Bodies not identified/bodies not recovered) 8,176

Prisoner of War 2,045
Killed in Action 1,794
Missing in Action 4,245
Non-battle 92
Total: 8,176

PRISONERS OF WAR 7,245

POWs Returned to U.S. Control 4,418
POWs Who Died While Captured 2,806
POWs Who Refused Repatriation 21
Total: 7,245

SERVICE STATISTICS_____*******Total__******ARMY__******USAF__******USMC__******USN

Killed in Action___________******23, 637__****19,754__******198__*******3,321__******364

Died of Wounds__________*******2,484__******1,904__******16__*********536__*******28

Died While Missing (MIA)__*******4,759__******3,317__*****960__**********385__******97

Died While POW/Interned_********2,806__******2,753__******24__***********26__*******3

TOTAL BATTLE DEAD_____******33,686__******27,728__***1,198__********4,268__******492

Prisoners of War ________*******7,245 __******5,356__******926__*********677__******286


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(sorry about the graph- wouldn't let me copy and paste correctly)
 

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I have never understood why it's called "The Forgotten War." I can remember reading about in comic books in the 1950s, I recall the "Korea Story" episode of the Steve CanyonTV program of the late 1950s.
One thing I like to do is tell those who view defense spending as a drain on the country's resources is that I will throw them into the Quantum Leap Transporter and they will find themselves as a GI on July 5, 1950. They can come back a year later and then weill discuss defense spending.
 

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I dunno, I suspect if he tries a real shooting war his country would get creamed in short order. I think he's rattling sabers to keep the natives united against the outside threat.
I sincerely hope that is the situation, sir. But when dealing with a crazy, even a very cunning crazy, it is hard to tell what he may have in mind. And - while I'm pretty sure the NORKs WOULD get creamed if they pull the trigger, it would also be real expensive in treasure and blood. And - hard to say what the result in terms of political ramifications elsewhere might be - what would Japan do? For one potential major shift.
 

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I have never understood why it's called "The Forgotten War." I can remember reading about in comic books in the 1950s, I recall the "Korea Story" episode of the Steve CanyonTV program of the late 1950s.
One thing I like to do is tell those who view defense spending as a drain on the country's resources is that I will throw them into the Quantum Leap Transporter and they will find themselves as a GI on July 5, 1950. They can come back a year later and then weill discuss defense spending.
Same reason the CBI is often called "The Forgotten Theater" and the British XIVth Army "The Forgotten Army". Some of us know, but the general populace hasn't a clue. Ask around about Bill Slim, for example.
 

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I have never understood why it's called "The Forgotten War." I can remember reading about in comic books in the 1950s, I recall the "Korea Story" episode of the Steve CanyonTV program of the late 1950s.
One thing I like to do is tell those who view defense spending as a drain on the country's resources is that I will throw them into the Quantum Leap Transporter and they will find themselves as a GI on July 5, 1950. They can come back a year later and then weill discuss defense spending.
Another benefit of defense spending is that it keeps people employed.
 
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