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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 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) 4,564 484 118
War in Afghanistan (2001-present) 2,411 263 47
Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) 382 25 5
Vietnam (1956-1975) 58,220 5,575 1,878
Korean War (1950-1955) 36,574 2,611 984
World War II (1941-1945) 405,399 31,040 8,000-9,000*

* Estimated. At least 6,601 Army and Army Air Force fatalities from Los Angeles County were counted. We estimate an additional 2,000 Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard fatalities.

Sources: American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics; icasualties.org; National Archives; Almanac research.

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