Korean War Casualty Information

 
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Korean War/Vietnam War Casualty Comparison*

 

Months of combat
Korea - 37
Vietnam - 101

Battle Deaths
Korea - 33,629
Vietnam - 47,321

Other Deaths
Korea - 20,617
Vietnam - 10,700

Wounds
Korea - 103,284
Vietnam - 153,303

Total Casualties
Korea - 157,530
Vietnam - 211,324

Battle deaths per month
Korea - 909
Vietnam - 469

Other deaths per month
Korea - 557
Vietnam - 106

Wounds per month
Korea - 2,791
Vietnam - 1,518

Total per month
Korea - 4,257
Vietnam - 2,092


*These statistics are based on the 1954 Department of Defense data base and the 37 month breakdowns reflect information based on the period of hostilities between June 25, 1950 and July 26, 1953 when the Armistice was signed.

 

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