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Marine Casualty Card Database


While I was writing Top 10 Blog Posts for 2019 I discovered that my top post was US Marine Casualty Cards from 2014.  Wow! {There is also an update to the original post here where I show some more information that was sent to me.}  I went back to read the post and discovered that the links no longer work. 

I did a little digging and found a link to the Casualty Card Database at the Marine Corps University website.  At this site you click on the war you want to search and download a searchable spreadsheet.  Once you locate your Marine you send an email to request the card.  There are also links to download information about what the codes mean on the cards.

I also found that you can search the U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Index, 1940-1958, at Ancestry.com.  It gives the casualty date, type, unit, and service number.  There is a link to go to another website from the Ancestry database but that link does not work. {I believe it is the same as the link from my original post.}




Have you used this database before?




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  1. Wow! That looks like a very helpful database. I'm not a genealogist, but I do a lot of historic research for the books I write. Thanks!

    ~Tui Snider, @TuiSnider TuiSnider.com - Historic Cemeteries & Symbolism from A to Z

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  2. Interesting post.
    Dropping by from the A to Z Challenge.
    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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