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State-Level Lists of Fatal Casualties of the Korean War (6/28/1950 - 3/10/1954) and the Vietnam War (6/8/1956 - 5/28/2006)

Korean War

Vietnam War


The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these state level casualty lists by creating extracts from the Korean War Extract Data File and the Vietnam Conflict Extract Data File, both as of April 29, 2008, of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files, part of Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The lists are based on the "home of record - state" data provided by the serviceman or woman upon last entrance into military service. "Home of record" does not necessarily refer to the place of birth, residence of next of kin, place of longest residence, nor other common uses of the term "hometown." Full casualty records may be retrieved online through the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) resource.


Korean War State Lists

  • Data from the Korean War Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008, of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files

  • Extracted data includes: Name, Branch of Service; Rank/Rate; Birth Date; Home-of-Record City*; Home-of-Record County; Incident or Death Date; and Remains Recovered.

Vietnam War State Lists

  • Data from the Vietnam Conflict Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008, of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files

  • Extracted data includes: Name, Branch of Service; Rank/Rate; Birth Date; Home-of-Record City; Home-of-Record County; Incident of Death Date; and Remains Recovered.

* Note that in the Korean War Extract Data File, the majority of casualty records for U. S. Army casualties contain the value of "Unknown" in the Home-of-Record City field.

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