Armed Forces: Statistics of Death

For the first time in more than six years of U.S. involvement in Viet Nam, the Defense Department last week issued a detailed tabulation of American war dead. The breakdown enumerated the home states, ranks and ages of the 7,826 servicemen killed by the enemy up to March 1, 1967. Items: > California, the nation's most populous state, took the heaviest losses: 683 dead. New York, second most populous, had the second highest toll: 530. Next were Pennsylvania, 484; Texas, 442; Ohio, 388 and Illinois, 378. >Southern states—a point not made by...

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