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Wyoming
2,891
Montana
2,837
Maine
2,809
West Virginia
2,795
Alaska
2,616
New Mexico
2,560
Oregon
2,499
South Carolina
2,478
New Hampshire
2,475
Arizona
2,473
Delaware
2,459
Oklahoma
2,424
Missouri
2,383
Arkansas
2,371
Washington
2,346
Nevada
2,316
Hawaii
2,309
Virginia
2,267
Alabama
2,240
Florida
2,239
Idaho
2,237
South Dakota
2,222
Tennessee
2,176
Colorado
2,122
Vermont
2,110
Ohio
2,108
Kansas
2,101
Kentucky
2,090
Pennsylvania
2,077
North Carolina
2,061
Iowa
2,040
Nebraska
2,024
Michigan
2,007
Wisconsin
1,992
North Dakota
1,977
Minnesota
1,947
Mississippi
1,932
Indiana
1,907
Louisiana
1,875
Georgia
1,836
Rhode Island
1,813
Maryland
1,772
Illinois
1,601
Connecticut
1,584
Texas
1,514
Massachusetts
1,461
California
1,365
New Jersey
1,244
Utah
1,218
New York
1,204
DC
1,044

Vietnam Veterans by State 2023

Vietnam Veterans by State 2023

The Vietnam War was a conflict of the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies, the Viet Cong, in South Vietnam versus the government of the South Vietnam government and the United States, its principal ally. The war lasted from 1954 to 1975 with the United States entering the war in 1965.

The U.S. saw a threat to national security interests with the spread of communism and was determined to end it. Protests against the escalating roles of the United States in the war began with demonstrations in 1964, and grew into a nationwide social movement. Protestors argued that entering the war to stop communist expansion was unjustifiable or an intervention into a foreign civil war. Additionally, extensive television coverage enabled people to see the violence and damage of the war, giving protestors moral ground to argue that the war was too devastating to continue keeping U.S. citizens there.

The United States totally withdrew from Vietnam on March 29,1973 and the war officially ended on April 30, 1975. The Vietnam War had been the longest war the US had fought in up to that point in history, and the most controversial. Estimated solider and civilian casualties range from 966,000 to 3.812 million. There were an estimated 58,318 U.S. soldier casualties alone. A total of 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam era, with over 2,709,000 Americans serving in Vietnam, about 9.7% of the generation. 7,484 women served in Vietnam, 83.5% being nurses.

Today, the state with highest number of Vietnam veterans is California, with 596,130, followed by Florida with 519,224. Maine and Montana have the highest number of Vietnam veterans per 100,000 people, with 3,211 and 3,203 respectively.

Here are the 10 states with the most Vietnam veterans:

  1. Wyoming - 2,891 per 100k
  2. Montana - 2,837 per 100k
  3. Maine - 2,809 per 100k
  4. West Virginia - 2,795 per 100k
  5. Alaska - 2,616 per 100k
  6. New Mexico - 2,560 per 100k
  7. Oregon - 2,499 per 100k
  8. South Carolina - 2,478 per 100k
  9. New Hampshire - 2,475 per 100k
  10. Arizona - 2,473 per 100k

Vietnam Veterans by State 2023

Vietnam Veterans by State 2023

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