killed in action
A casualty category applicable to a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who is killed outright or who dies as a result of wounds or other injuries before reaching a medical treatment facility. Also called KIA. See also casualty category.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Killed In Action — Denkmal in Bergisel (A)für die 1866 gefallenen Kaiserjäger Grabstein mit dem Eisernen Kreuz und der Inschrift Mit Gott für König und Vaterland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Killed in action — Tombe provisoire d un soldat américain durant la bataille de Normandie …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • killed in action — killed while performing a military maneuver (generally pertaining to soldiers in a war) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • killed in action — adjective The designation for a member of an organization (primary military) of whom their death on duty is confirmed …   Wiktionary

  • was killed in action — fell in battle, was a casualty of war …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Missing in action — This article is about the military term. For other uses, see Missing in action (disambiguation). Grave of an unknown British soldier killed during the Battle of Leros. Because his identity is unknown, he is missing in action …   Wikipedia

  • Wounded in action — WIA is a three letter abbreviation standing for Wounded In Action.It is used to describe soldiers who have been wounded while fighting in a combat zone during war time, but have not been killed. Typically it implies that they are temporarily or… …   Wikipedia

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