How do you find a directory of Vietnam War casualties?


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The National Archives website provides a state-level directory of fatal casualties for the Vietnam War. The site also provides a separate record for military personnel who died, were prisoners of war or were missing in action from 1950 to 2005 due to war.

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To find the state-level list of fatal casualties for the Vietnam War, visit Archives.gov and click Research Our Records on the primary menu. Under the Search Online header, click Research Military Records. Locate the Online Documents for Veterans. Under the Vietnam Conflict Era, click State-Level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam Conflict. Click the hyperlinked text under Vietnam War to access a map of the U.S. continent and other U.S. territories. Click a specific state to view the casualties listed on that particular state. The data includes the name of the military personnel, rank/rate, branch of service, death date and remains recovered.

The Defense Casualty Analysis System Files that contain the records of U.S. soldiers and military personnel who died due to non-hostile or hostile occurrence in the Vietnam War is available on the National Archives Catalog. To access the DCAS files, go back to Military Records and click Vietnam War under the Often-Requested Records on the left sidebar menu. Click Vietnam War Casualty and POW/MIA Records Descriptions. Locate the Vietnam War DCAS Files under Record Group 330. Click Download and choose the DCAS Public Use File, 1950 – 2005. Under Electronic Records, click DCAS Public Use to download the DAT file.

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