1056 + 148 = 1204
The Iraq Coalition Casualty Count has a map and chart showing the distribution of U.S. military casualties in Iraq by state. Ohio is seventh in the nation in population but sixth in Iraq wounded at 1,056 and fifth in Iraq dead at 148, for a total of 1204 Iraq casualties.
The media tends to focus on the lower number (deaths), but this war has resulted in a higher proportion of wounded to dead than past military conflicts, and the number of wounded is now a better indicator of the fierceness of fighting:
[M]ilitary experts say the number of wounded is a more accurate gauge of the fierceness of fighting because advances in armor and medical care today allow many service members to survive who would have perished in past wars. The ratio of wounded to killed among U.S. forces in Iraq is about 8 to 1, compared with 3 to 1 in Vietnam.Over a thousand wounded from Ohio alone, and 25,830 wounded nationwide. Those numbers are huge.
"These days, wounded are a much better measure of the intensity of the operations than killed," said Anthony H. Cordesman, a military expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.