Women in combat

110 U.S. women have died in military service since 2002

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According to the Congressional Research Service, 110 American women have died in the line of duty during military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria over the last 13 years. And between 2002 and 2014, women accounted for 2.5 percent of all U.S. military deaths. The still small but growing number is indicative of the higher numbers of women in active duty. Going back to the middle of the twentieth century, women only accounted for two of the more than 36,000 deaths in the Korean War, and in the Vietnam War, servicewomen accounted for just .0003 percent of deaths, or a total of eight of the more than 58,000 U.S. military deaths in that conflict.
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