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wound·ed in ac·tion

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  1. Wounded in action

    Wounded in action (WIA) describes combatants who have been wounded while fighting in a combat zone during wartime, but have not been killed. Typically, it implies that they are temporarily or permanently incapable of bearing arms or continuing to fight. Generally, the Wounded in Action are far more numerous than those killed. Common combat injuries include second and third degree burns, broken bones, shrapnel wounds, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of sight and hearing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and limb loss.For the U.S. military, becoming WIA in combat generally results in subsequent conferral of the Purple Heart, because the purpose of the medal itself (one of the highest awards, military or civilian, officially given by the American government) is to recognize those killed, incapacitated, or wounded in battle.

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  1. Wounded in action

    Wounded in action describes 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 permanently incapable of bearing arms or continuing to fight. For US military members, becoming WIA in combat generally results in subsequent conferral of the Purple Heart, because the purpose of the medal- itself one of the highest awards officially given by the American government, military or civil- is to recognize those killed, incapacitated, or wounded in battle.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. wounded in action

    A casualty category applicable to a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who has incurred an injury due to an external agent or cause. The term encompasses all kinds of wounds and other injuries incurred in action, whether there is a piercing of the body, as in a penetration or perforated wound, or none, as in the contused wound. These include fractures, burns, blast concussions, all effects of biological and chemical warfare agents, and the effects of an exposure to ionizing radiation or any other destructive weapon or agent. The hostile casualty

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wounded in action in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wounded in action in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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