Veterans Day: America's wartime vets, by the numbers

A look at the number of Americans who have served in our nation's military since the end of World War I.

By , Monitor Librarian

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    Robert Charles Cox, a Korean War veteran from Fenton, Missouri, salutes during the ceremony of the 61st anniversary of the recapture of Seoul during the Korean War at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 28.
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Korean War(1950-53): Often called "the forgotten war," it finally had a memorial dedicated to it in Washington in 1995. Of the 5.7 million Americans who served, 2.7 million survive.

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