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Casualty

The complete or partial destruction of property resulting from an identifiable event of a sudden, unexpected, or unusual nature.
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547, Casualties, Disasters and Thefts, available at www.
I was privileged to command a hospital that had several missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from "peacetime" health care in Saudi Arabia to receiving casualties immediately behind the front lines in Iraq.
Once we had treated a few casualties from accidents and the clinical staff saw that the facility, the supporting staff, and the equipment could work, they began to settle down and get on ith the business of preparing for combat casualty care.
When we heard of the decision to increase troop strength in November, most of us realized that we faced the real possibility of caring for casualties.
Casualty and theft losses for personal property can be claimed as the result of destruction from unanticipated weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or from burglaries and break-ins, by filing Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, Section A.
In decisions dealing with the nonbusiness casualties of individual taxpayers, the courts eventually sided with the taxpayer and allowed a deduction when a claim was not filed.