Casualties in American Wars:
Americans who have died fighting in Iraq so far: 4,301 (reported by CNN)
Americans who died in the Persian Gulf War: 148 in battle, 145 in out-of-combat accidents
Americans who died in Vietnam: about 58,000
Americans who died in Korea: about 36,576
Americans who died in World War II: 418,500 (includes 1700 civilians)
Americans who died in World War I: 116,708
Americans who died in the Civil War: At least 618,000 but could be closer to 700,000
Plus there are many other casualties from other smaller incidents such as Afghanistan (682 - I think this figure is included in the Iraq numbers, but I am not sure), Grenada (241 Marines in 1983), random Embassy attacks, as well as many more.
So I'm just reminding you to give thanks to those who serve and those who currently are. If you see anyone out at the store this weekend sporting some Marine, Army, Navy or Air Force garb on, simply say "Thanks for your service!" I can almost guarantee you'd brighten that person's life more than you can ever imagine - and all you did was say one 4-word sentence to a complete stranger.