Posts Tagged ‘War’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Nineteen!

April 14, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: American History.

Do you know what was the longest war fought by the United States?

The longest war fought by the United States was the war against the Apache nation (forty-six [46] years) and ended in 1886 with the surrender of Geronimo in New Mexico.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.


Happy Memorial Day, 2013!

May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial DayHere is a CNN article outlining some interesting facts concerning Memorial Day.

Below is a breakdown of all the U.S. war casualties from the Civil War (the original reason behind Memorial Day being established) to the present.  Very sobering.

U.S. War Casualties:
Civil War – Approximately 620,000 Americans died. The Union lost almost 365,000 troops and the Confederacy about 260,000. More than half these deaths were caused by disease.

World War I 116,516 Americans died, more than half from disease.

World War II 405,399 Americans died.

Korean War 36,574 Americans died.

Vietnam Conflict 58,220 Americans died. More than 47,000 Americans were killed in action and nearly 11,000 died of other causes.

Operation Iraqi Freedom 4,466 U.S. service members have died.

Operation New Dawn 66 U.S. service members have died.

Operation Enduring Freedom 2,219 U.S. service members have died as of May 21, 2013.