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Casualty Acronyms

Below is a list of all the acronyms used on this site. We hope that these definitions will help you better understand the soldier's classifications on the site.

DNB - Died, non-battle
A person who becomes a casualty due to circumstances not directly attributable to hostile action or terrorist activity. Also called NBI, Non Battle Injury.

DOC -

DOI - Died of Injuries
DOI relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility, but died of injuries later.

DOW - Died of Wounds
DOW relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility, but died of injuries later.

FOD - Finding of Death
When an MIA, Missing In Action person is declared dead, they are declared FOD.

KIA - Killed In Action
KIA denotes one to have been killed in action on the battlefield, at the hands of hostile forces.

MIA - Missing In Action
MIA is an armed services personnel who are reported missing during active service.

POW - Prisoner Of War
A POW is a person, whether civilian or combatant, who is held in custody by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

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