U.S. veterans by period of military service 2018

This statistic displays the number of veterans in the United States as of 2018, distinguished by period of military service. In 2018, about 5.91 million veterans served in the Vietnam Era.
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Number of veterans in the United States in 2018, by period of military service
Period of serviceNumber of veterans
Vietnam Era, no Korean War, no World War II5,909,320
Between Gulf War and Vietnam Era only2,529,214
Gulf War (9/2001 or later), no Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era2,474,807
Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era2,231,804
Between Vietnam Era and Korean War only1,436,624
Gulf War (9/2001 or later) and Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era1,224,886
Korean War, no Vietnam Era, no World War II1,145,773
World War II, no Korean War, no Vietnam Era435,538
Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001) and Vietnam Era282,708
Vietnam Era and Korean War, no World War II111,040
Gulf War (9/2001 or later), and Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), and Vietnam Era64,501
Between Korean War and World War II only63,576
Korean War and World War II, no Vietnam Era32,776
Vietnam Era and Korean War and World War II16,843
Pre-World War II only4,832
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