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You may be right, but

The "Non-deployed" number would also include those shipped to CONUS hospitals, hospitals in Germany, etc... Removing suicides the number is probably in the middle of the 55K number.

They are correct that deaths are not counted unless they are tagged as deceased at the incident location. But, even if none of the 55K deaths were from battle - 17,000 versus 5,000 is still pretty shocking.

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