Combat Area Casualties Dataset

This series contains records of U.S. military officers and soldiers who died as a result of either a hostile or nonhostile occurrence or who were missing in action or prisoners of war in the Southeast Asian combat area during the Vietnam War — including casualties that occurred in Cambodia, China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and Thailand. The records derive from information submitted by each of the military services on Department of Defense Form 1300, Individual Report of Casualty. The database has both final and nonfinal records. A data field in each record distinguishes between them. Final records, also referred to as the "last" records, represent the most current official information about a deceased casualty or about repatriated personnel. Nonfinal records, also referred to as "previous" records, are those that precede the final records.

Coverage

  • 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998

  • Note that information is restricted when the person is not deceased

  • This is a public use version with restricted records included without identifiers

Finding Aid Sources

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

  • Directorate for Information Operations and Reports in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Public Use Data Files