Talk:Casualty (person)

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Wounded to Killed Ratio[edit]

I was recently watching a documentary about the Iraq War, and it stated that the American Militaries Casualty figures were approximately 7 to 1 wounded to killed ratio (not 3 to 1 like in the article).
Perhaps this is something to do with modern warfare, perhaps less are dieing because of better protection and/or medical care, or perhaps it is something to do with the particular conditions of that war.
If you look up the official casualty figures you will see this is confirmed, Deaths is 2500, and Wounded is 18500, that's more than 7 to 1.
Perhaps the article should have something about this apparent increase in the ratio.
--Hibernian 17:30, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Good point about Iraq, but it is not the "battle" that the article focuses on. (Most Iraq casualties come from car bombs, hence the heavy use of body armor.) Rjensen 01:47, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Maybe this should be stressed in the article, as it is currently not clearly stated. As for the wounded-to-killed ratio, might some troops have been wounded more than once ?
breversa 14:06, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Question[edit]

In military usage, casualties usually means all persons lost to active military service, which comprises those killed in action, killed by disease, disabled by physical injuries, disabled by psychological trauma, captured, deserted, and missing, but does not include injuries which do not prevent a person from fighting.

Does this include also POW? --Do you know me? I can't tell you to shut up...so just SCREEEAAMM!!! You can still shut up if you want to, just don't blame me 00:47, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes. "captured" links to prisoner of war. --Timeshifter (talk) 02:08, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

application to that article about warfare[edit]

most of the population will think that ratio is substancial. but by rule of thumb the say goes, if i asked you how many guys have you slept with, but dont look into this so much, by nature you would as an woman will say back to me that you only been with 3 men in your time> but to me i will relate that as you have been with 9 people. understand the diffrence? and the gov. knows this as an reverse mind fuck. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.246.153.248 (talkcontribs) 04:33, 27 August 2009

Image for non-fatal casualty[edit]

Perhaps add image illustrating casualties, in the military sense, that are non-fatal: e.g. that one soldier from "Johnny Got His Gun", something like that. Karl gregory jones (talk) 02:22, 27 November 2010 (UTC)