The Price of Freedom

Military Casualties-Source Department of Defense

Since the inception of the United States of America on July 4, 1776 every generation of Americans have been called on to defend freedom and liberty. Over the years more than forty two million American men and women have served their country in time of war. More than a million have secured the blessings of liberty with their lives. Below, are statistics from the Department of Defense detailing the casualties of all the major wars of our countries history. We offer these statistics as proof of the price of freedom.

We realize that many smaller conflicts that saw loss of life are not necessarily included in these statistics. We continue to search for the most complete and accurate public information regarding all U.S. Military Casualties in all conflicts and will update this information as we receive it. We welcome any assistance in obtaining reliable information. You can go to "Contact Us" with any helpful information.


WAR/CONFLICT TOTAL DEATHS
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
4,435
Franco-American Naval War
1798 - 1800
20
Barbary Wars
1801 - 1815
35
USS Chesapeake VS HMS Leopard
1807 - 1807
3
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
2,260
Indian Wars
1817 - 1898 All Conflicts
1,000
Marquesas Islands
1814 - 1814
4
Peru
1820 - 1820
2
West Indies
1822 - 1825
3
Sumatra
1832 - 1832
2
Mexican War
1846 - 1848
13,283
Japan
1853 - 1853
5
Fiji
1855 - 1855
1
Paraguay
1855 - 1855
1
China
1855 - 1855
14
Texas Border Cortina War
1859 - 1860
5
Vera Cruz, Mexico
1860 - 1860
1
Civil War North
1861 - 1865
364,511
Civil War South
1861 - 1865
199,110
Formosa
1867 - 1867
1
Mexico
1870 - 1870
1
Korea
1871 - 1871
4
Chile
1891 - 1891
2
Spanish - American War
1898 - 1899
2,446
Somoa
1899 - 1899
4
Philippines Insurection
1899 - 1902
4,273
China Boxer Rebellion
1900 - 1900
53
Moro Campaigns
1902 - 1913
130
Dominican Republic
1904 - 1904
1
Mexico Campaign
1911 - 1919
19
Nicaragua
1912 - 1912
5
Vera Cruz, Mexico
1914 - 1914
19
Haiti
1915 - 1920
146
Dominican Republic
1916 - 1922
144
World War I
1917 - 1918
116,516
Russia North Expedition
1918 - 1919
246
Russia Siberia Expedition
1918 - 1920
170
China Yangtze Service
1921 - 1932
5
Nicaragua
1927 - 1932
136
North Atlantic Naval Conflict
1941 - 1941
141
World War II
1941 - 1946
405,399
Italy Trieste
1945 - 1947
6
China Civil War
1945 - 1947
12
Korean War
1950 - 1953
36,574
Matsu and Quemoy
1954 - 1954
3
Cuba Bay of Pigs
1962 - 1962
9
Panama Canal Riots
1964 - 1964
4
Dominican Republic
1965 - 1966
59
Vietnam
1965 - 1975
58,209
South Korea Border Incidents
1966 - 1969
89
USS Liberty - Israel
1967 - 1967
34
USS Mayaguez - Cambodia
1975 - 1975
18
Iran Operation Desert One
1980 - 1980
8
Lebanon Peacekeeping
1882 - 1984
29
>Urgent Fury, Grenada
1983 - 1983
16
El Salvador
1983 - 1991
20
Honduras
1984 - 1989
1
Libya
1986 - 1986
2
USS Stark - Persian Gulf
1987 - 1987
37
Persian Gulf
1987 - 1987
148
Just Cause, Panama
1989 - 1990
22
Persian Gulf War
1990 - 1991
382
Restore Hope, Somalia
1992 - 1994
31
Uphold Democracy, Haiti
1994 - 1996
3
Khobar Towers / Saudi Arabia
1996 - 1996
19
U.S. Embassy - Kenya
1998 - 1998
3
Kosovo
1999 - 1999
1
USS Cole - Yemen
2000 - 2000
17
Operation Endure Freedom
- Afghanistan
2001 - 2014
2,352
Operation Endure Freedom
-Philippines
2002 - 2002
64
Operation Iraqi Freedom
2003 - 2010
4,425
Operation New Dawn
2010 - 2011
73
Operation Freedom's Sentinel
January 1, 2015 - present
21
Operation Inherent Resolve
September 22, 2015
17