In civilian usage, a casualty is a person who is killed, wounded or injured by some event, and is usually used to describe multiple deaths and injuries due to violent incidents or disasters. Casualties is sometimes misunderstood to mean fatalities, but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.
In military usage, a casualty is a person in service killed in action, killed by disease, disabled by injuries, disabled by psychological trauma, captured, deserted, or missing, but not someone who sustains injuries which do not prevent them from fighting. Any casualty is no longer available for the immediate battle or campaign, the major consideration in combat, and the reason for lumping together all these different cases. The word has been used in a military context since at least 1513.
The story is presented as a flashback of Max Eriksson, a Vietnam veteran. A platoon of American soldiers is on patrol when they are suddenly attacked by the Viet Cong. While on flank security, the ground cracks under Eriksson as he is above a Viet Cong tunnel. Sergeant Tony Meserve pulls Eriksson out of the hole and eventually, the Americans stave off the attack.
The platoon takes a break outside a river village in the Central Highlands. While relaxing and joking around, one of the platoon members, Specialist 4 "Brownie" Brown, is killed when the Viet Cong ambushes them. Shortly afterward, Private First Class Antonio Diaz arrives as Brownie's replacement.
Marines, also known as a marine corps and naval infantry, are an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations on land and at sea, as well as the execution of their own operations. In the majority of countries, the marine force is part of the navy, but it can also be under the army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines), or form an independent armed service branch like the United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines.
Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives.
With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th century the scale of landing operations increased; this brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.
— Two Marines were killed and two others were airlifted to an area hospital after a rollover crash involving a military vehicle in North Carolina on Wednesday ... In a tweet, the 2nd MarineLogisticsGroup said the agency was aware of the vehicle rollover and confirmed “multiple casualties.” ... There were 19 Marines inside the truck.
At least two people have been reported as casualties following an accident involving Marines from a Camp Lejeune unit ... "We can confirm multiple casualties as a result of this incident," 2nd MarineLogisticsGroup (MLG) tweeted shortly after 4 p.m ... and involved a military truck with Marines on board.”.
The Marines reported ‘multiple casualties’ on Wednesday after a military vehicle crashed near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Earlier in the day, the 2nd MarineLogisticsGroup said it was aware of a vehicle rollover involving service members ... Marines were thrown from the truck as a result.
Two other Marines who were riding in the 7-ton truck were airlifted to a local hospital after the crash at about 1 p.m ...Officials with the base’s 2nd MarineLogisticsGroup tweeted the unit was aware of the rollover and they could confirm “multiple casualties as a result of this incident.”.
Politicians across the southeast region want to meet with the Minister for Transport in the near future to discuss their concerns about the future of the Coast Guard aviation service ... As well as marine casualties and incidents, the service also deals with mountaineers, hikers, walkers, and others involved in rural pursuits.
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