Army Medics Statistics

from the

Southeast Asia Combat Current Casualties Files and Other Sources

 

 Army Medics who died in the Vietnam War

 

Hostile Action

1,202

Non-hostile Action

202

Total

1,404

Identified as of 10/24/2006

 

Medic Fatalities by Unit *

 

1st Cavalry Division 184
25th Infantry Division 186
101st Airborne Division 153
1st Infantry 117
9th Infantry 109
4th Infantry Division 93
173rd Airborne Division 71
Special Forces 75
MAC V 45
11th Armored Cav 18
Americal Division 18 * (Non-Brigade)
199th Light Infantry 25
11th Light Infantry 43
196 Light Infantry Brigade 47
198th Light Infantry Brigade 31
USARV 32
5th Infantry 19
82nd Airborne Division 10
1st Aviation Brigade 7
1st Logistical Command 4
1st Field Force 3
1st Signal Brigade 1
2nd Field Force 1
24th Corps 1
18th Engineers Brigade 3
20th Engineers Brigade 1

* Not all soldier's units were identified by the CACCF reports

 

 

South East Asia Combat Area Casualties Statistics

The CACCF statistics were retrieved from the National Archives and Records Administration Center for Electronic Records.

CACCF Record Counts by Age at Time of Death or Declaration of Death (as of 12/98)

AGE Number of Records
17 12
18 3,103
19 8,283
20 14,095
21 9,705
22 4,798
23 3,495
24 2,650
25 2,018
26 1,414
27 917
28 768
29 710
30-39 4,927
40-49 1,156
50-59 121
60-62 4
Unknown, Not Reported 17
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

CACCF Record Counts by Branch of Service (as of 12/98)

Military Service Branch

Number of Records

Air Force

2,584

Army

38,209

Coast Guard

7

Marine Corps

14,838

Navy

2,555

Total

58,193

Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

CACCF Record Counts by Casualty Type (as of 12/98)

Type of Casualty Number of Records
Hostile, Killed in Action 38,502
Hostile, Died of Wounds 5,264
Hostile, Died While Missing 3,524
Hostile, Died While Captured 116
Non-Hostile, Died from Other Causes 7,458
Non-Hostile, Died of Illness or Injury 1,978
Non-Hostile, Died While Missing 1,351
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

 

CACCF Record Counts by Country of Casualty, as of 12/98

Country of Casualty

Number of Records

Cambodia

520

Laos

733

North Vietnam

1,124

Communist China

10

South Vietnam

55,629

Thailand

177

Total

58,193

Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

 

 

CACCF Record Counts by Marital Status, as of 12/98

Marital Status

Number of Records

Married

17,215

Single

40,775

Unknown

203

Total

58,193

Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

 


CACCF Record Counts by Military Pay Grade, as of 12/98

Military Pay Grade Number of Records
Enlisted (E1-E9) 50,312
Officer (O1-O8) 6,602
Warrant Officer (W1-W4) 1,278
Unknown 1
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

CACCF Record Counts by Race (as of 12/98)
Racial category titles are those used in the documentation created at the genesis of the file, ca. 1967

Race Number of Records
American Indian 226
Caucasian 50,120
Malayan 252
Mongolian 116
Negro 7,264
Unknown 215
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics


CACCF Record Counts by Reason (Cause of Casualty) (as of 12/98)
in order of most frequent cause to least frequent cause

Reason (Cause of Casualty) Number of Records
Gun, Small Arms Fire 18,518
Multiple Fragmentary Wounds 8,456
Air Loss, Crash on Land 7,992
Other Explosive Devices 7,450
Artillery, Rocket or Mortar 4,914
Other Accident 1,371
Misadventure 1,326
Drowned, Suffocated 1,207
Vehicle Loss, Crash 1,187
Accidental Homicide 944
Accidental Self Destruction 842
Other Causes 754
Air Loss, Crash in Sea 577
Burns 530
Illness, Disease 482
Suicide 382
Heart Attack 273
Intentional Homicide 234
Malaria 118
Bomb Explosion 52
Stroke 42
Hepatitis 22
Unknown, Not Reported 520
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics


CACCF Record Counts by Religion (as of 12/98)

Religion Number of Records
Assemblies of God 117
Baptist-American Baptist Church 4
Baptist-Southern Baptist Church 121
Baptist-Other Groups 9,478
Brethren, Dunkers 63
Buddhism 53
Christian Science 63
Church of Christ 528
Church of God 238
Congregational Christian 145
Disciples of Christ 34
Episcopal, Anglican 825
Evangelical, United Brethren 39
Evangelical, Reformed 11
Friends, Quakers 12
Jehovah's Witnesses 26
Jewish 269
Latter Day Saints, Mormon 589
Lutheran & Missouri Synod 2,251
Methodist 4,079
Mission Covenant 1
Moslem, Muslim 12
Nazarene 132
Orthodox, Greek 58
Orthodox, Russian 22
Pentecostal 182
Presbyterian 1,303
Protestant-Other Churches 559
Protestant-No Preference 16,644
Reformed 45
Roman Catholic 16,815
Seventh Day Adventist 116
Unitarian Universalistic 45
United Church of Christ 11
No Religious Preference 1,284
Other Religions 210
Unknown, Not Reported 1,809
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

CACCF Record Counts by Service Component (as of 12/98)

Service Component Number of Records
Military Reserves 5,760
National Guard 97
Regular Military 34,475
Selective Service * 17,672
Unknown 189
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

* Draftees

CACCF Record Counts by Sex (as of 12/98)

Sex Number of Records
Female 8
Male 58,185
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

CACCF Record Counts by State Home of Record (as of 12/98)

State Home of Record Number of Records
Alabama 1,207
Alaska 57
Arizona 623
Arkansas 588
California 5,573
Canal Zone 2
Colorado 620
Connecticut 611
Delaware 122
District of Columbia 242
Florida 1,952
Georgia 276
Guam 70
Hawaii 276
Idaho 217
Illinois 2,934
Indiana 1,532
Iowa 853
Kansas 627
Kentucky 1,055
Louisiana 882
Maine 343
Maryland 1,014
Massachusetts 1,323
Michigan 2,654
Minnesota 1,072
Mississippi 637
Missouri 1,413
Montana 268
Nebraska 395
Nevada 151
New Hampshire 227
New Jersey 1,484
New Mexico 399
New York 4,121
North Carolina 1,609
North Dakota 198
Ohio 3,096
Oklahoma 988
Oregon 709
Pennsylvania 3,144
Puerto Rico 345
Rhode Island 207
South Carolina 896
South Dakota 193
Tennessee 1,291
Texas 3,415
Utah 366
Vermont 100
Virgin Islands 15
Virginia 1,304
Washington 1,050
West Virginia 732
Wisconsin 1,161
Wyoming 120
Other Countries 121
Total 58,193
Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

 

CACCF Record Counts by Year of Death or Declaration of Death (as of 12/98)

Year of Death or Declaration of Death

Number of Records

1956-1960

9

1961

16

1962

52

1963

118

1964

206

1965

1,863

1966

6,143

1967

11,153

1968

16,592

1969

11,616

1970

6,081

1971

2,357

1972

641

1973

168

1974

178

1975

161

1976

77

1977

96

1978

447

1979

148

1980

26

1981-1990

34

1991-1998

11

Total

58,193

Record counts provided for informational purposes only, not official statistics

TOTAL NUMBER OF PATIENTS EVACUATED FROM VIETNAM, U.S. ARMY, BY MONTH, 1965-69

 

Month

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

January

164

832

1,469

2,417

3,224

February

227

1,330

1,851

3,576

3,099

March

226

1,062

2,178

2,471

4,166

April

252

853

1,780

2,782

3,210

May

300

1,298

2,367

3,952

4,334

June

480

1,256

2,072

2,701

3,951

July

471

766

1,595

2,569

2,879

August

821

957

1,521

2,700

3,308

September

999

942

1,431

3,401

2,187

October

1,978

983

1,851

2,856

1,890

November

2,361

1,331

2,435

2,790

1,789

December

1,885

996

2,152

3,176

1,879

Total

10,164

12,606

22,702

35,391

35,916

 

Source: Army Medical Service Activities Report, MACV, 1965; Army Medical Service Activities Reports, 44th Medical Brigade, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969.

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