incapacitating illness or injury


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incapacitating illness or injury

The casualty status of a person (a) whose illness or injury requires hospitalization but medical authority does not classify as very seriously ill or injured; or (b) seriously ill or injured and the illness or injury makes the person physically or mentally unable to communicate with the next of kin. Also called III. See also casualty status.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.