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U.S. War Casualties From Los Angeles County

World War II to Present

Vietnam Dead Return to Los Angeles, 1968

1968. Military escorts salute caskets of servicemen who were killed in the Vietnam war as they are unloaded from a train at Los Angeles Union Station.
Photo by R.L. Oliver, Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive at UCLA Digital Library.

The table below reflects numbers of U.S. servicemembers, of all services, who died during America's principal wars since 1941. Numbers by U.S. county were not found for U.S. wars prior to 1941.

Total conflict-related fatalities, both battle and non-battle related.

Conflict Total U.S. Fatalities From California From Los Angeles County
War in Iraq (2003-2011) 4,902 486 116
War in Afghanistan (2001-2021) 3,590 269 48
Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) 382 25 5
Vietnam (1956-1975) 58,220 5,575 1,877
Korean War (1950-1955) 36,574 2,611 977
World War II (1941-1945) 405,399 23,734 9,283

Sources:
American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics
icasualties.org
National Archives
WW2 Army & Army Air Force Casualties
WW2 Navy, Marines & Coast Guard Casualties
Almanac research.


Also see: The Draft During the Vietnam War - Los Angeles County.