Special Report

Counties Where the Most People Have Served in the Military

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25. Island County, Washington
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 17.6%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 19.8% — 192nd highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 29.0% — 443rd lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 2.9% — 281st lowest of 3,032 counties

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24. Virginia Beach city, Virginia
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 17.7%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 21.5% — 137th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 17.8% — 42nd lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 1.9% — 133rd lowest of 3,032 counties

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23. Santa Rosa County, Florida
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 17.8%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 17.5% — 337th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 21.7% — 109th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 1.7% — 118th lowest of 3,032 counties

22. Mineral County, Nevada
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 17.9%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 4.7% — 333rd lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.5% — 1,413th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 6.5% — 1,390th lowest of 3,032 counties

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21. Comanche County, Oklahoma
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 17.9%
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 23.2% — 99th highest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 20.1% — 79th lowest of 3,032 counties
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 2.9% — 276th lowest of 3,032 counties

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