I just wanted to check this one: "casualty" is not necessarily a fatality - it also includes injuries, sickness, trauma, getting captured, lost, and so on, i.e., no longer combat-effective. Did you mean casualty or that he was actually killed?
So, if so, it is possible for Tolan to be a first officer, be half-drained by the cloud, survive, and commend Kirk. -- BadCatMan 06:46, May 24, 2011 (UTC)
- I don't have advanced knowledge of the source, but another contributor placed this in the category "2257 deaths" indicating this was indeed a death. -- Captain MKB 06:50, May 24, 2011 (UTC)
- Okay, I'll see if I can look it up later.
- Casualty as fatality is a common misconception (I recall a tale of new helmets for soldiers being withdrawn because they increased casualties - while fatalities went down). Of course, this could mean a whole lot of checking sources and articles to sort between casualty, killed, injured and so on. I assume most uses here do refer to people killed, otherwise it would say injured or whatever, but it's something to watch out for. -- BadCatMan 07:04, May 24, 2011 (UTC)
- We have been using the casualty category as a "deaths" category but it certainly could be terminology to someone who is taken out by injury and/or otherwise disabled. the cross reference of those who are listed in a 'deaths' subcategory differentiates the specifics for these
- Well, I checked it: Tolan at least is definitely dead. -- BadCatMan 08:56, May 24, 2011 (UTC)