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US deaths from Covid-19 just passed the total number of US combat deaths in all wars from 1900 to date

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Wikipedia in the article “United States military casualties of war” has a large chart showing the casualties of wars. Looking only at combat deaths, and the total number US troops killed in combat in all US wars since 1900 is 427,215. According to The Hill, the number of Americans who have been killed by Covid-19 as of this morning is 429,159.

More Americans have died to date from Covid-19 — 429,139 — than died in combat in all US wars from 1900 to the present — 427,213.

Here are the number of US combat deaths by war:

War Dates Combat deaths
Boxer Rebellion 1900–1901 68
Santo Domingo Affair 1904 1
United States occupation of Nicaragua 1910, 1912–1925, 1927–1933 90
Mexican Revolution 1914–1919 120
Occupation of Haiti 1915–1934 10
World War I 1914–1918 53,402
North Russia Campaign 1918–1920
American Expeditionary Force Siberia 1918–1920 160
China 1918; 1921; 1926–1927; 1930; 1937 5
World War II 1941–1945 291,557
Greek Civil War 1944–1949 1
Chinese Civil War 1945–1950 14
Berlin Blockade 1948–1949
Korean War 1950–1953 33,686
U.S.S.R. Cold War 1947–1991 32
China Cold War 1950–1972 16
Vietnam War 1955–1975 47,424
1958 Lebanon crisis 1958 1
Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961 4
Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 1
Dominican Republic 1965–1966 27
USS Liberty incident 1967 34
Iran 1980 0
El Salvador Civil War 1980–1992 22
Beirut deployment 1982–1984 256
Persian Gulf escorts 1987–1988 39
Invasion of Grenada 1983 18
1986 Bombing of Libya 1986 2
Invasion of Panama 1989 23
Gulf War 1990–1991 149
Operation Provide Comfort 1991–1996 1
Somalia 1992–1993 29
Haiti 1994–1995 1
Colombia 1994–present 0
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992–1995 1
Kosovo War 1998–1999 4
War in Afghanistan 2001–present 1,833
Iraq War 2003–2011 3,836
Intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 2014 16
Raid on Yemen 2017 1
Total 427,214

Written by LeisureGuy

28 January 2021 at 5:27 am

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