U.S. ARMY LOSSES BY CAUSE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

01/01/1961 to 12/31/1976

 

   Cause of death                   Hostile  Nonhostile   Total
   Aircraft loss over sea             10         49    	     59
   Aircraft loss overground        2,484      2,182       4,666
   Vehicle loss or crash              28        884         892
   Gunshot or small-arms fire     12,389       	--       12,389
   Artillery or rocket explosion   2,362       	--        2,362
   Bomb explosion                     37       	--           37
   Grenade or mine explosion       4,103       	--        4,103
   Multiple fragmentation wounds   7,364       	--        7,364
   Misadventure                      834       	--          834
   Drowned or suffocated             143        634         777
   Burns                             352                    449
   Illness (not malaria or hepatitis) --        362         362
   Malaria                            --         75  	     75
   Hepatitis                          --          7    	     17
   Heart attack                       --        175         175
   Stroke                             --         33
   Suicide                            --        354         354
   Accidental self-destruction        --        680         680
   Intentional homicide               --        199         199
   Accidental homicide                --        552         552
   Other accident                     --        834         834
   Other causes                      458         53         511
   Unknown                           138         33         171