The official tally of Americans killed during the Korean War is engraved on a granite block at the National Korean War memorial, 54,246 . During Bill Clinton's term the DOD figures were changed to 35,000 or 36,000 Americans killed during the Korean war. What happened? The truth is that anything can happen during a liberal democrat administration. One account is that the DOD said "whoops we made a clerical error". Another account is that liberal democrats decided that the appalling statistics of the 3 year Korean War should be softened. The way to do it would be to count only the KIA numbers on the mainland. Those Sailors who were killed in accidents aboard Aircraft Carriers or Soldiers who died in training accidents or under any other circumstance other than combat during the Korean conflict would be dropped from the new "official statistics". It seems strange singling out the three year Korean war when the statistics for the nearly ten year VietNam war rightfully include every member of the Military who died during that time.