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There are 2 Files for this series in AAD :
Korean War Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008, 6/28/1950 - 3/10/1954 (info) Search
Vietnam Conflict Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008, 6/8/1956 - 5/28/2006 (info) Search
Title: Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Extract Files, created, ca. 2001 - 4/29/2008, documenting the period 6/28/1950 - 5/28/2006
Creator: Department of Defense. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Defense Human Resources Activity. Defense Manpower Data Center. (1997- ) (Most Recent)
Department of Defense. Washington Headquarters Services. Directorate for Information Operations and Reports. Statistical Information Analysis Division. (ca. 1997 - ) (Predecessor)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: ca. 2001 - 4/29/2008
Coverage Dates: 6/28/1950 - 5/28/2006
Date Note: Although the agency created these records starting in about 2001, they concern records of military personnel who died as a result of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Dates of death in the file unit "Korean War Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008" (ARC Identifier 2240988) range from June 28, 1950 to March 10, 1954. Dates of death in the file unit "Vietnam Conflict Extract Data File, as of April 29, 2008" (ARC Identifier 2240992) from June 8, 1956 to May 28, 2006.
Part of: Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Function and Use: The agency created and maintained this series as an automated repository for the Department of Defense (DoD) of all official casualty information for the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and all active duty deaths since October 1, 1979. The records are used to produce various standard and as-requested reports in support of DoD organizations, outside government agencies, Congress, the President, the media, and the general public.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains records of U.S. military officers and soldiers who died as a result of either a hostile or non-hostile occurrence or who were missing in action or prisoners of war in either the Korean War or the Vietnam Conflict. Specifically, geographic references include Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The records derive from information submitted by each of the military services on Department of Defense Form 1300, Individual Report of Casualty. Each record includes: the casualty's name, service number, member service code, service name, rank or rate, paygrade, occupation, date of birth, gender, home of record (city, county, state or province, country), marital status, religion, race, ethnicity, casualty circumstances, casualty city, state or province and country; unit, duty, process date, death date, year of death, war or conflict, operation incident, location, closure date, aircraft type, hostile or non-hostile death indicator, casualty type and category, incident casualty reason, casualty category short name (CSN), body (recovered or not), casualty closure, Vietnam wall row and panel indicator, casualty category name, incident casualty category date, incident casualty category short name (ICSN), incident hostile or incident non-hostile death, and incident aircraft type.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.  
General Note: This series is the successor to the series "Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, ca. 1977 - 11/1979" (ARC Identifier 571686) and the series "Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, 01/20/1967 - 12/1998" (ARC Identifier 306742).
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Extent: 2 data files, 2 electronic documentation files, and 8 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Battle casualties
Casualties
Korean War, 1950-1953
Missing in action
Names, Personal
Prisoners of war
Soldiers
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
War casualties
    Cambodia (Asia) nation
China (Asia) nation
Korea (Asia) nation
Laos (Asia) nation
Thailand (Asia) nation
Vietnam (Asia) nation

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