Every day should be MEMORIAL DAY...
For our men and women that served in the past, present and serving in the  future. God bless you... and thank you.   Also to pay honor to those that gave their lives, so that we may be free. 


 



 


 


 



 
 
 

I'll wave to all of you, as you leave
when it's time for you to go.
As you sail from sea to shining sea
take the colors of your home.

Take me with you, wherever you go
keep me in your heart each night.
And if you forget what you're fighting for
remember me, in flight.

Take me out to the battleground,
and then tear me into shreds.
Wrap the bleeding wound with me,
and bind the aching head.

Plunge me into coldest water
to soothe the fevered brow.
Tie me across the shattered limb,
I'll support it now.

Let me dry the homesick tear,
and hold closed, the gaping chest,
for here, in the field, where hope is lost
I am at my best.

And then, burn what is left of me,
for warmth into the night.
So I may bring comfort, where there is need
and courage, for the fight.

My red is deeper, for the blood you've shed.
My white is purer, for your pain.
My blue will be bluer than the deepest sea
when you come home again.

Then I'll rise to the top of the flagpole,
where my colors are always flown,
and from there, when the war is over


 






        I'll wave, to welcome you home.

PRINCIPAL WARS IN WHICH
THE UNITED STATES PARTICIPATED
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STATISTICS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR 
    1775-1783 

                                                  BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE    OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT                     SERVICE        SERVING      DEATHS    DEATHS    MORTAL B/
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 REVOLUTIONARY WAR      TOTAL             - C/                4,435                 -            6,188
    1775-1783 
                                                     ARMY               -                     4,044                  -            6,004
                                                      NAVY               -                        342                  -               114
                                                      MARINES        -                         49                  -                 70
WAR OF 1812 
    1812-1815 
              BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE          OTHER  WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT      SERVICE          SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 WAR OF 1812         TOTAL                286,730 D/       2,260            -                 4,505
    1812-1815              ARMY                        -                    1,950            -                 4,000
                                    NAVY                         -                         265            -                    439
                                    MARINES                  -                           45            -                      66

MEXICAN WAR 
1846-1848 
                  BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT        SERVICE          SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/

 MEXICAN WAR            TOTAL        78,718 D/               1,733            11,550          4,152
    1846-1848                      ARMY              -                          1,721            11,550          4,102
                                            NAVY              -                                  1                  -                    3
                                            MARINES       -                                11                  -                  47 

CIVIL WAR 
  1861-1865
                    BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT              SERVICE          SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
 CIVIL WAR (UNION FORCES ONLY) 
     1861-1865 E/                 TOTAL             2,213,363         140,414              224,097     281,881
                                              ARMY                2,128,948 D/    138,154              221,374     280,040
                                              NAVY                        -                        2,112                   2,411         1,710
                                              MARINES               84,415                  148                      312             131 
SPANISH - AMERICAN WAR 
                  BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT              SERVICE          SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
SPANISH - AMERICAN WAR 
                                                TOTAL       306,760                    385                  2,061                1,662
                                               ARMY  F/    280,564                    369                  2,061                1,594
                                               NAVY             22,875                     10                      -                          47
                                               MARINES        3,321                      6                       -                          21
 WORLD WAR I 
    1917-1918 
                          BRANCH OF      NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT               SERVICE              SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
     WORLD WAR I            TOTAL                 4,734,991          53,402                63,114     204,002
    1917-1918                      ARMY  G/              4,057,101          50,510                55,868     193,663
                                            NAVY                          599,051                431                  6,856             819
                                            MARINES                     78,839            2,461                      390          9,520 
 WORLD WAR II 
 1941-1946
              BRANCH OF      NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT           SERVICE              SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
WORLD WAR II             TOTAL               16,112,566        291,557              113,842      671,846
    1941-1946   H/               ARMY  I/           11,260,000        234,874                83,400      565,861
                                            NAVY  J/              4,183,466          36,950                25,664          37,778
                                            MARINES               669,100          19,733                  4,778           68,207
KOREAN CONFLICT 
 1950-1953

 
                                   BRANCH OF        NUMBER          BATTLE          OTHER  WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT                  SERVICE        SERVING             DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
 KOREAN CONFLICT      TOTAL                    5,720,000           33,651                  3,262         103,284
    1950-1953   K/                ARMY                      2,834,000          27,709                 2,452 L/       77,596
                                             NAVY                         1,177,000                475                     173               1,576
                                             MARINES                     424,000             4,269                     339             23,744
                                             AIR FORCE                 1,285,000            1,198                     298                   368
VIETNAM CONFLICT 
    1964-1973
This is one of our M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers,
used in the sweep through the Iron Triangle.  About June 1967......
I served in the Nam in 1967, 199th
Light Infantry Bde, D Troop 17th Armor Cav.....
a nice place to visit, but ya wouldnt wanna live there :):):)
This our shoulder patch from Vietnam...
the 199th Light infantry Brigade......
we have a web site for our units....they call it Redcatcher
            Skip Brockner   Lindenwold, NJ


                         BRANCH OF      NUMBER      BATTLE           OTHER     WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT                SERVICE             SERVING        DEATHS       DEATHS      MORTAL B/
VIETNAM CONFLICT       TOTAL               8,744,000            47,378            10,799          153,303
    1964-1973   M/                 ARMY                 4,368,000            30,922              7,273            96,802
                                               NAVY                    1,842,000              1,631                  931              4,178
                                               MARINES                794,000            13,084               1,753           51,392
                                               AIR FORCE          1,740,000              1,741                  842                 931 
PERSIAN GULF WAR 
It began in August of 1990. Military elements of 
Iraq crossed into Kuwait and occupied the country. 
The United States undertook the largest and fastest 
mobilization ever to deploy combat forces to Saudia Arabia. 
Every member of the United States military was a volunteer. 
The combat operations in Southwest Asia showed the world 
how well the United States military was trained and how well 
its people were motivated. On April 11, 1991, when the war 
officially ended, 375 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines 
and one Army civilian had died in operations Desert Shield 
and Desert Storm. 


 


 

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