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[File from the U.S. Army] Casualty Information System, 1/1/1961 - 12/1981 (info) Search
Title: Records of Deceased, Wounded, Ill, or Injured Army Personnel, Including Dependents and Civilian Employees, created, 1/1/1961 - 12/1981, documenting the period 1/1/1961 - 12/1981
Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. The Adjutant General's Office. Casualty and Memorial Affairs Directorate. Casualty Services Division. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Textual Records
Data Files
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office
Other Titles: Casualty Information System
Records of Deceased Army Personnel, Deceased Dependents of Active Duty Personnel, and Active Duty Wounded Army Personnel
Location: Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (NWME), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-0470, FAX: 301-837-3681, EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 1/1/1961 - 12/1981
Coverage Dates: 1/1/1961 - 12/1981
Part of: Record Group 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office
Function and Use: The agency created these records to manage casualty information about Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains information about U.S. Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide, including missing in action and prisoners of war. Approximately 85 percent of the records relate to the Vietnam War, 1961-1975. The file includes records for active duty enlisted personnel; general officers on active duty, retired, or otherwise separated from the service; some National Guard and Army Reservists; and some civilian employees and dependents if overseas and the casualty required a notification to someone. The records include: Country of Casualty, Category of Casualty, Master Casualty Number, Social Security or Service Number, Name of Casualty, Category of Personnel, Military Grade, Military Classification / Dependent, Current Casualty Status, Previous Casualty Status, Major Attributing Cause, Complimentary Cause, Vehicle Type Involved, Vehicle Position, Vehicle Ownership, Date of Casualty, Report Date, Province of Casualty, Grid Coordinates, Republic of Vietnam Report Control Number, Component, Military Occupational Specialty, Officer Branch, Source of Commission, Sex and Marital Status, Posthumous Promotion, Race, Religion, Home of Record, Birth Date, Major Organization, Date Commenced Tour or Retired or Separated, Previous Master Casualty Country, Previous Master Casualty Group, Adjustment Code, and Card-ID / Battle Determination. This data file contains duplicate records for some soldiers.
Access Restrictions: Restricted - Partly. FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information. This series consists of one partially restricted file. NARA created a public use version of this file. That version masks the name of casualty and Social Security or Service Number in records of nonfatal casualties and the Social Security Number in records of all dependents.
General Note: The records contain errors and inconsistencies. For all Army casualties who died in Southeast Asia, the series "Records on Military Personnel who Died, were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998" can be used to corroborate these records.
The Adjutant General referred to these records as the Casualty Information System (CIS).
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: National Archives and Records Administration and Army Adjutant General Center
Finding Aid Note: There are 26 pages of documentation.
Extent: 1 data file and 26 pages of documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Armed forces reserves
Battle casualties
Missing in action
Prisoners of war
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    Department of Defense. Department of the Army.

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