Historical Perspective: Oregonians Who Died in War, By the Numbers

Oregon Service in U.S. Military
(By War or Major Conflict)*

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861-1865)

U.S. Total:
2,100,000 served
411,000 died

Oregonians:
1,812 served
48 died

SPANISH/AMERICAN WAR (1898)

U.S. Total:
280,000 served
2,446 died

Oregonians:
1,020 served
none died

PHILIPPINE/AMERICAN WAR (1899-1902)

U.S. Total:
125,000 served
4,196 died

Oregonians:
1,600 served
63 died

World War I (1917-1918)

U.S. Total:
4,700,000 served
116,516 died

Oregonians:
44,166 served
1,030 died

World War II (1941-1945)

U.S. Total:
16,112,566 served
407,316 died

Oregonians:
150,000 served
3,832 died

Korean WAR (1950-1953)

U.S. Total:
1,789,000 served
36,914 died

Oregonians:
74,000 served
283 died

Memorial Day in Oregon
Flag in North Plains Oregon at half staff on Memorial Day.

*Research to complete this post is in progress…please stay tuned! Unless otherwise indicated, these statistics represent deaths of U.S. military personnel as a direct result of involvement in the theater/region where the war occurred (as opposed to anywhere worldwide) during the period of the war/conflict.

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_in_the_American_Civil_War
Oregon Civil War History
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Oregon_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment
https//www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/oregon_unit_in_the_phillipines/
https://sos.oregon.gov/archives/exhibits/ww1/Pages/active-overview.aspx
https://www.oregoncapitalinsider.com/news/final-victory-world-war-ii-75-years-later/article
https://www.census.gov/history/www/homepage_archive/2017/june_2017.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-many-americans-died-in-korea/

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