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The word “casualties” is not found in the KJV. A few occurrences were found in other translations:

God’s Word, God's Word to the Nations Bible Society, 1995
Judges 20:31 - The men of Benjamin went out to attack Israel's troops and were led away from the city. They started to inflict casualties as before. They killed about 30 men from Israel in the open country and on the roads to Bethel and Gibeah.
1 Samuel 4:17 - “Israel fled from the Philistines,” the messenger answered. “Our troops suffered heavy casualties. Your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, also are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”
Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman Bible Publishers, 2008
2 Samuel 18:7 - The people of Israel were defeated by David’s soldiers, and the slaughter there was vast that day—20,000 ⌊casualties⌋.
New Living Translation, 2004, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
2 Samuel 2:30 - Meanwhile, Joab and his men also returned home. When Joab counted his casualties, he discovered that only 19 men were missing in addition to Asahel.
2 Chronicles 28:5 - Because of all this, the LORD his God allowed the king of Aram to defeat Ahaz and to exile large numbers of his people to Damascus. The armies of the king of Israel also defeated Ahaz and inflicted many casualties on his army.
Nahum 3:3 - See the flashing swords and glittering spears as the charioteers charge past! There are countless casualties, heaps of bodies— so many bodies that people stumble over them.

Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
1. Accident; that which comes by chance or without design, or without being foreseen; contingency.
2. An accident that produces unnatural death; and by a metonymy, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident.
3. In Scots law, an emolument due from a vassal to his superior, beyond the stated yearly duties, upon certain casual events.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856

What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891 and 2nd Edition, 1910

Inevitable accident; an event not to be foreseen or guarded against. A loss from such an event or cause; as by fire, shipwreck, lightning. etc.
The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895

1. Chance, or what happens by chance; accident; contingency.
2. An unfortunate chance or accident, especially one resulting in bodily injury or death; specifically, disability or loss of life in battle or military service from wounds, etc.: as, the casualties were very numerous.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition, 1968

Accident; event due to sudden, unexpected or unusual cause; event not to be foreseen or guarded against; inevitable accident; misfortune or mishap; that which comes by chance or without design. A loss from such an event or cause; as by fire, shipwreck, lightning, etc.

Chance; accident; contingency; also that which comes without design or without being foreseen.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1979

A serious or fatal accident. A person or thing injured, lost or destroyed. A disastrous occurrence due to sudden, unexpected or unusual cause. Accident; misfortune or mishap; that which comes by chance or without design. A loss from such an event or cause; as by fire, shipwreck, lightning, etc.
Casualty loss.

A casualty is defined for tax purposes as "the complete or partial destruction of property resulting from an identifiable event of a sudden, unexpected or unusual nature"; e.g., floods, storms, fires, auto accidents. Individuals may deduct a casualty loss only if the loss is incurred in a trade or business; in a transaction entered into for profit; or is a loss arising from fire, storm, shipwreck, or other casualty losses as itemized deductions subject to a specified nondeductible amount. Special rules are provided for the netting of casualty gains or losses.
WEX Legal Dictionary

1) An accident or event which could not have been foreseen or avoided, such as a shipwreck, fire, or earthquake.
2) The liability or loss resulting from such an accident or event.
Casualty Loss

Financial loss or loss of property arising from a sudden, unexpected, or unusual event such as a storm, flood, fire, shipwreck, or earthquake. Casualty loss qualifies for a tax deduction benefit.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, 2010

n., pl. -ties.
1. Mil.
a. a member of the armed forces removed from service by death, wounds, sickness, etc.
b. casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause.
2. one who is injured or killed in an accident.
3. any person or thing that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event.
4. a serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition, 2014

1. (Military) a serviceman or servicewoman who is killed, wounded, captured, or missing as a result of enemy action
2. a person who is injured or killed in an accident
3. (Medicine) a hospital department in which victims of accidents, violence, etc, are treated
4. anything that is lost, damaged, or destroyed as the result of an accident, etc
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. 2016
a. One who is injured or killed in an accident: a train wreck with many casualties.
b. One who is injured, killed, captured, or missing in action through engagement with an enemy: Battlefield casualties were high.
2. One that is harmed or eliminated as a result of an action or circumstance: The corner grocery was a casualty of the expanding supermarkets.
3. An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.
[Middle English casuelte, chance, accident, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cāsuālitās, from Latin cāsuālis, fortuitous; see casual.]
Usage Note: In military usage, a casualty is a serviceperson who has been killed, injured, captured, or in some other way rendered unable to serve. When used in nonmilitary situations, such as newspaper reports about accidents, the word casualty is usually used to mean a person who is either killed or injured. Sometimes, however, people use casualties to refer only to individuals who have died, not to those who have been injured. This usage is often considered an error. In our 2013 survey, 60 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of a sentence where casualties was used to mean "fatalities" only: Officials have reported 21 casualties from yesterday's earthquake. In addition to those fatalities, 79 people were seriously injured.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

Any person who is lost to the organization by having been declared dead, duty status - whereabouts unknown, missing, ill, or injured.
Mass casualty

Any large number of casualties produced in a relatively short period of time, usually as the result of a single incident such as a military aircraft accident, hurricane, flood, earthquake, or armed attack that exceeds local logistic support capabilities. See also casualty.
Mass-casualty incident
A mass casualty incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) is any incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties.[1] For example, an incident where a two-person crew is responding to a motor vehicle collision with three severely injured people could be considered a mass casualty incident. The general public more commonly recognizes events such as building collapses, train and bus collisions, earthquakes and other large-scale emergencies as mass casualty incidents. Events such as the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the September 11 attacks in 2001 are well-publicized examples of mass casualty incidents. The most common types of MCI's are generally caused by terrorism or natural disasters. Such as a bridge collapse could be caused by an earthquake or high winds, but other causes are commonly faulty construction.
If a "casualty" is an accident, then why are all the victims (real and fake) of planned attackers called "casualties?"

Playing the role of these "casualties" is apparently quite lucrative...
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Human Domain Solutions (HDS), LLC is hiring Casualty Role Players (CRPs) to participate in an Oklahoma National Guard Emergency Response exercise called VIGILANT GUARD from Monday, 30 October 2017 until 02 November 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK. CRPs will portray various physical and emotional conditions in this excellent opportunity to give back and show appreciation for the brave men and women of the National Guard while being PAID to do so ... e-players/
Special Skilled Role Players (SSkRP) STOPS provide SSkRP. Such as Opposing Force (OPFOR). This includes role players able to fire weapons and drive military vehicles (Insurgents) and Casualty role players (amputees) who can replicate personnel with traumatic injuries on the battlefield. The role players are skilled at taking direction from the training cell, and carry the role of the character to fully realize troop learning objectives in a meaningful way.


Hiram W. Johnson:
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
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