National Affairs: U.S. WAR CASUALTIES

The Defense Department last week reported 1,032 more U.S. casualties in Korea, including 314 dead and 172 missing in action. In the first 22 weeks of war, the U.S. has lost a total of 31,028 men, roughly the equivalent of a city the size of Boise, Idaho. These casualties were only the beginning; the awful reckoning of the Chinese breakthrough was still to be counted. Totals so far:

DEAD 5,307

WOUNDED 21,114

MISSING 4,607

Total casualties by services: Army, 26,627; Marine Corps, 3,829; Navy, 328; Air Force, 244.

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