Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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45. Illinois
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 5.6%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 11.9% (20th lowest)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 34.6% (17th highest)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 7.9% (11th highest)

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44. Connecticut
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 5.7%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 10.9% (9th lowest)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 34.3% (21st highest)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 10.3% (2nd highest)

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43. Rhode Island
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.1%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 11.7% (18th lowest)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.5% (9th highest)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 9.0% (7th highest)

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42. Louisiana
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.8%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 14.0% (18th highest)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 33.3% (21st lowest)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 5.7% (17th lowest)

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41. Minnesota
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.8%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 11.4% (15th lowest)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 36.8% (2nd highest)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 9.2% (5th highest)

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