U.S. States With the Most World War II Veterans – Maryalene LaPonsie

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Porch. The U.S. population of veterans boomed in the middle of the 20th century, with the introduction of a military draft in 1940 and the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War II the following year. In 1940, only 9% of adults had served in the military, but just one decade later, that figure had more than quadrupled to 37%.

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