Special Report

Counties Where the Most People Have Served in the Military

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50. Chesapeake city, Virginia
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 15.5%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 18.7% — 257th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 19.2% — 63rd lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 1.9% — 134th lowest of 3,032 counties

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49. Custer County, South Dakota
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 15.7%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 10.9% — 1,411th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 46.5% — 237th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 4.6% — 729th lowest of 3,032 counties

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48. Sierra County, New Mexico
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 15.8%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 0.6% — 39th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 54.4% — 44th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 7.0% — 1,423rd highest of 3,032 counties

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47. Camden County, North Carolina
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 15.8%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 12.4% — 1,045th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 23.4% — 149th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 3.1% — 315th lowest of 3,032 counties

46. Craven County, North Carolina
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 15.9%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 19.6% — 210th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 26.1% — 257th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 3.8% — 481st lowest of 3,032 counties

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