Archive for April, 2007

Army Casualties Database (1961-1981) Now Available At

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

The Army Casualties database, which includes records of deceased, wounded, ill, or injured army personnel, including dependents and civilian employees is’s newest database. This database will be FREE to access until April 11, 2007.

Click here to view the Army Casualties database from NARA.

This Army Casualties database contains records of more than 293,500 records from January 1, 1961-December 1981. Information on U.S. Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide, including missing in action and prisoners of war are contained in the database. Approximately 85 percent of the records pertain to the Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

Active duty enlisted personnel; general officers on active duty, retired, or otherwise separated from the service; some National Guard and Army Reservists; and some civilian employees and dependents if overseas and the casualty required a notification to someone are included in this database.

Individuals can find the following information in this NARA database:

Country of Casualty, Category of Casualty, Master Casualty Number, Social Security or Service Number, Name of Casualty, Category of Personnel, Military Grade, Military Classification/ Dependent, Current Casualty Status, Previous Casualty Status, Major Attributing Cause, Complimentary Cause, Vehicle Type Involved, Vehicle Position, Vehicle Ownership, Date of Casualty, Report Date, Province of Casualty, Grid Coordinates, Republic of Vietnam Report Control Number, Component, Military Occupational Specialty, Officer Branch, Source of Commission, Sex and Marital Status, Posthumous Promotion, Race, Religion, Home of Record, Birth Date, Major Organization, Date Commenced Tour or Retired or Separated, Previous Master Casualty Country, Previous Master Casualty Group, Adjustment Code, and Card-ID/Battle Determination. Some duplicate records exist in this database.