- hostile casualty
- A person who is the victim of a terrorist activity or who becomes a casualty “in action.” “In action” characterizes the casualty as having been the direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto, or sustained going to or returning from a combat mission provided that the occurrence was directly related to hostile action. Included are persons killed or wounded mistakenly or accidentally by friendly fire directed at a hostile force or what is thought to be a hostile force. However, not to be considered as sustained in action and not to be interpreted as hostile casualties are injuries or death due to the elements, self-inflicted wounds, combat fatigue, and except in unusual cases, wounds or death inflicted by a friendly force while the individual is in an absent-without-leave, deserter, or dropped-from-rolls status or is voluntarily absent from a place of duty. See also casualty; casualty type; nonhostile casualty.
Military dictionary. 2000.
Look at other dictionaries:
casualty type — A term used to identify a casualty for reporting purposes as either a hostile casualty or a nonhostile casualty. See also casualty; casualty category; casualty status; hostile casualty; nonhostile casualty … Military dictionary
Casualty evacuation — Dustoff redirects here. For the brand of dust cleaner, see Dust Off. US Marines transport a non ambulatory patient via litter, outside of Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 … Wikipedia
nonhostile casualty — A person who becomes a casualty due to circumstances not directly attributable to hostile action or terrorist activity. Casualties due to the elements, self inflicted wounds, and combat fatigue are nonhostile casualties. Also called NHCS. See… … Military dictionary
List of past Casualty characters — Casualty is the world s longest running television emergency medical drama, first broadcast in 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The show s characters are all staff within the fictional Holby City Hospital, composed of doctors, nurses … Wikipedia
Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee — The Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee was a life insurance company based in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1903 by A. M. Burton, great grandfather of singer Amy Grant.Burton was a regional manager for the Western and Southern… … Wikipedia
HCAS — hostile casualty … Military dictionary
Fidelity Manor High School — Fidelity Manor High School, a secondary school and the only African American High School to ever exist in the Galena Park Independent School District in Galena Park, Texas, officially opened its doors in January 1955 under the direction of… … Wikipedia
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,… … Military dictionary
missing — The casualty is a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who is not present at his or her duty location due to apparent involuntary reasons and whose location is unknown. Also called MIA. See also casualty category;… … Military dictionary
died of wounds received in action — A casualty category applicable to a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who dies of wounds or other injuries received in action after having reached a medical treatment facility. Also called DWRIA. See also casualty… … Military dictionary