Survivors say about 400 people were killed at No Gun Ri, although documents filed with their claim list only 120 names. This discrepancy may be due to the fact that many families were wiped out entirely, leaving no one to report their deaths. Other victims or their families have since scattered across Korea and have not joined the claim.
Several victims are noted only by family name. These are women and children for the most part. Korean customs at the time of the incident offer an explanation as to why full names aren't known:
-- Infant mortality was so high in the 1950s that many Korean parents did not register their children's births until a few years had passed. Many did not even name them.
-- Families often registered housewives by their last names only in family lineage books. When a man had more than one wife, she was often not registered.
Name, sex, estimated age at time of death