killed in action
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- The designation for a member of an organization (primarily military) whose has died while on duty.
- missing in action / missing-in-action / MIA / M.I.A. / M. I. A.
- prisoner of war / prisoner-of-war / POW / P.O.W. / P. O. W.
- absent without leave / absent-without-leave / AWOL / A.W.O.L. / A. W. O. L.