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August 10, 2005 12:02 AM   Subscribe

The Iraq Coalition Casualty Count has breakdowns of the casualties of the Iraq War and Occupation, by home city of record, name, branch of service, rank, and cause of death, and other statistics such as ethnicity, as well as a printable list of all fatalities to date. [previously mentioned here,here,here, and here.]
posted by exlotuseater (10 comments total)

 
There are also lists of civilians and Iraqi Police and Guardsmen.
posted by exlotuseater at 12:11 AM on August 10, 2005


Math is power!
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:21 AM on August 10, 2005


Oh, by civilian I assumed that meant Iraqi civilians killed. Not too many resources out there that list those individuals.
posted by herting at 4:31 AM on August 10, 2005


Where were these guys during WWII? :P
posted by dsquid at 4:40 AM on August 10, 2005


Iraqi Civilian Casualties
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:50 AM on August 10, 2005


The Washington Post's Faces of the Fallen has photos of the servicemembers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's not updated as often as the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, but seeing the people's faces has more of an impact than the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count's numbers.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:52 AM on August 10, 2005


The ethnicity breakout is interesting. It seems to follow the breakout of the census, roughly. I would have expected, as has been reported by the media, that a higher rate of minorities would have been affected.
posted by zymurgy at 8:57 AM on August 10, 2005


After a brief look around the site, I can't tell whether the figures include people who "just happened" to die shortly after leaving Iraq. I'm specifically thinking of people who are seriously injured and taken to hospitals outside Iraq, but don't survive.

Does the DOD have a list of all active-duty personnel who die, anywhere in the world, of any cause whatsoever? If you're seriously injured, do you get a purple heart and an immediate (honorable, I guess) discharge? What happens if you die after getting discharged?
posted by spacewrench at 9:54 AM on August 10, 2005


I thought minorities (with the exception of hispanics) in the army was roughly the same as the general population breakdown these days? I know historically this has not been the case though.

Oh, and it's interesting to see how many privates/pfc/lance corporals are killed vs. how many say..Colonels. 2 Colonels, one from a heart attack, and one from an undisclosed injury (non-hostile).

I know there are MANY more privates than Colonels, but you would think a few of them would be "in the sh*t" every once in a while. Or does war just not work like that?
posted by parallax7d at 10:10 AM on August 10, 2005


I'm specifically thinking of people who are seriously injured and taken to hospitals outside Iraq, but don't survive.

The site has a list of U.S. Fatalities who have died in hospitals in Germany and the United States.

Does the DOD have a list of all active-duty personnel who die, anywhere in the world, of any cause whatsoever?

There's the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (overview), which currently covers 1970 to 1999.
posted by kirkaracha at 12:13 PM on August 10, 2005


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