Definitions for killed in action
killed in action(Adjective)
The designation for a member of an organization (primary military) of whom their death on duty is confirmed.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
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