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Casualty Bleg

In an effort to put our casualties in Iraq, which remain below 600, into some perspective, I’ve been casting about for historical comparisons. Is there a reader who can help me? My questions:

I know that during a single week in Vietnam, the worst week of the war, we lost 535 soldiers. Was that week in 1968 or 1969?

How many Americans did we loose on the beaches of Normandy during the first day of the invasion?

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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