View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

U.S. Death Tolls

American Revolution (1775–1783) 4,435
War of 1812 (1812–1815) 2,260
Indian Wars (approx. 1817–1898) 1,000 (est.)
Mexican War (1846–1848) 1,733
Civil War (1861–1865) 364,511
Spanish-American War (1898–1902) 2446
World War I (1917–1918) 116,516
World War II (1940–1945) 405,399
Korean War (1950–1953) 36,914
Vietnam War (1964–1975) 56,167
Gulf War (1990–1991) 512
Iraq invasion (2003 - ) 2,212 (as of Jan. 12)
Abortion (Jan. 22, 1973 - ) 46,000,000 (estimated)

5 Comments:

Blogger tom said...

may God have mercy on the souls responsible, and on those lost to life.

10:17 PM  
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Blogger Moneybags said...

Thank you for showing this to us. It's a horrible reality. Let's pray for 33 years to be the last of it. Our Lord conquered death after 33 years - I also have hope in ending abortion.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Excellent post, but the number on the Iraq war looks high by about 10,000.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

You're right, Paul. Good catch. I've corrected it. Thanks.

3:13 PM  

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