This series contains records of U.S. military officers and soldiers who died as a result of either a hostile or non-hostile occurrence or who were missing in action or prisoners of war in either the Korean War or the Vietnam Conflict. Specifically, geographic references include Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The records derive from information submitted by each of the military services on Department of Defense Form 1300, Individual Report of Casualty.
Each record includes: the casualty's name, member service code, service name, rank or rate, paygrade, occupation, date of birth, gender, home of record (city, county, state or province, country), marital status, religion, race, ethnicity, casualty circumstances, casualty city, state or province and country; unit, duty, process date, death date, year of death, war or conflict, operation incident, location, closure date, aircraft type, hostile or non-hostile death indicator, casualty type and category, incident casualty reason, casualty category short name (CSN), body (recovered or not), casualty closure, Vietnam wall row and panel indicator, casualty category name, incident casualty category date, incident casualty category short name (ICSN), incident hostile or incident non-hostile death, and incident aircraft type. NOTE: Service numbers have been removed from this public use file.
Coverage: 6/28/1950 - 5/28/2006, unrestricted records
Notes: This series is the successor to the "Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, ca. 1977 - 11/1979" and the "Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, 01/20/1967 - 12/1998" series.
Finding Aid Source: NARA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense
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