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Definition of Casualty category

Casualty category Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A term used to specifically classify a casualty for reporting purposes based upon the casualty type and the casualty status. Casualty categories include killed in action, died of wounds received in action, and wounded in action. See also casualty; casualty status; casualty type; duty status - whereabouts unknown; missing.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )