A total of 58,209 Americans died in the Vietnam War. Of these, 47,424 are listed as combat deaths, and 10,785 are listed as being killed in other circumstances. In addition, 2,489 Americans are listed as missing.
The Vietnam War ranks fourth among U.S. wars in most Americans killed. The U.S. Civil War ranks first when counting both sides of the conflict; approximately 650,000 Americans died in total. The second-deadliest war was World War II, with 405,399 Americans killed; the third-deadliest was World War I, which killed 116,516 Americans. To date, approximately 1.3 million Americans have died in all U.S. wars.