Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties, 1956 to 1998

The Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Index spans from 1956 up through 1998 and contains 58,965 records that were compiled from the National Archives. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Index should visit the National Archives .

Information Available In This Collection

The records in the Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Index typically include the individual's full name, gender, race, name of war, date of birth, date of death and location, marital status, rank and occupation.

About the National Archives

The National Archives maintains the source records for the Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Index. Individuals who wish to request copies of records or learn more about how to access these records should contact the National Archives using the following information.

National Archives
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland 20740

The National Archives stores and preserves historical American records that date back to 1776, including the original Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. In addition to important milestone records, the National Archives also compiles records generated by the federal government, including those from the War Department, whose records date back to the before the Revolutionary War. The National Archives is an invaluable resource for genealogists, historians and individuals wanting to learn more about a particular time period or event, especially since the majority of records are open to the public.

The National Archives is a dynamic organization that constantly updates record collections and strives to make many of their record collections available through an online database. Included in this online forum is the record collection detailing Southeast Asia combat casualties during the Vietnam War. Casualties are defined as military officers or soldiers who died from a hostile or non-hostile encounter, including prisoners of war and those missing in action. This record collection details individuals killed in combat areas that include China, Laos, Cambodia, North Vietnam, Thailand and South Vietnam.

This extensive record collection incorporated as much available information as possible in each individual record. According to the National Archives, this information includes: casualty's full name; service number and file reference number; birth date; date of death or repatriation; date of Southeast Asian tour's onset; resident city and state; record processing date; service branch; country of casualty; province of casualty; type of casualty; pay grade; rank; military occupation and service component; cause of or reason for casualty and whether an aircraft was involved; whether casualty's body was recovered; posthumous promotion; race, gender, religion; marital status, citizenship; and length of service. These records can be viewed through the online database as well as in person. Copies of records can also be requested from the National Archives.

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