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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:22 am

When we pause this Memorial Day to remember departed military members, a look at the numbers killed in this nation’s wars causes a longer pause. They call killed in combat, or death from other causes while serving, the ultimate sacrifice. No one will argue that point.

The most costly war in the nation’s history was the Civil War from 1861-1865. The estimate is that it caused 625,000 deaths. The nation had a population of 31.4 million in those years. The second most costly in deaths  was World War II, 1941-45, with 405,399 killed or died while in military service. The country had a population of 133.4 million at that time.

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