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Which Wars Did Local Vets Serve In?

Mapping the number of veterans in town and which conflicts they served in.

While we look at the number of veterans in each town on our quest to find the most patriotic in Connecticut, we're also looking at former service members by which war or conflicts they served in, from pre-WWII through to the Second Gulf War.

For most of the state’s zip codes, the single largest pool of veterans served during the Vietnam War only, though there are a few pockets with significant populations of WWII and Gulf War II veterans.

The map also shows the number of retired soldiers who served in Korea, Vietnam and the First Gulf War, as well as those who served in multiple conflicts and in between major wars.

And be sure to check out the rankings of towns with the most and fewest local veterans as we begin our search for the most patriotic town in Connecticut.

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1. WWII
2. Korean War
3. Between Vietnam & Korea
4. Vietnam War
5. Between Gulf War & Vietnam
6. Gulf War I
7. Gulf War II
New Canaan DAR www.newcanaandar.org June 02, 2014 at 07:36 AM
This couldn't be more wrong for the town of New Canaan. The Hannah Benedict Carter Chapter, NSDAR, created a compiled list of the veterans starting with the Revolutionary War, and the most men served during WWII in the town of New Canaan, then quite possibly the Revolutionary War. If you would like to see the compiled list go to the New Canaan Historical Society. The Hannah Benedict Carter Chapter, NSDAR, donated the compiled list of over 2,000 men and women to the New Canaan Historical Society two years ago, and although the service records of the veterans is still a work in progress, the names have all been documented to the best of our ability. The service men and women active from the Gulf War up to today are private records and unless given the information from families in New Canaan they are not listed on the compiled list.
Kurt Knapp June 02, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Just the idea that judging, "..the most patriotic town", in part or in whole by where Veterans live , is beyond silly.
Aaron Boyd June 02, 2014 at 08:46 AM
@New Canaan DAR: the figures are for living veterans in each town as of 2012.
militarymom2 June 18, 2014 at 07:08 AM
I think you need to re name the "Most Patriotic" them. To measure ones patriotism with wars and medals is so wrong. Any man or woman who wears a uniform is a hero. shame on you.

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