A ratio of 1 suggests that the state’s share of enlistees is equal to the state’s share of 18-24-year-olds nationwide.
The Congressional Research Service, in April 2017, reported on defense contractor and troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq over the previous ten years.
A 66-page executive summary outlines the findings, but researchers and journalists looking for specific data should turn to the neatly labeled appendices. With statistics dating back to the 1970s, you can use the data to map changes over time.
Some key takeaways:(Calculations by Journalist’s Resource based on data from Table B-47.
WWII dog tags come complete with notch and rolled edge.
Explanation of dog tag text: Last name, First name-Middle Initial Service number -Year of tetanus shot-Blood type Next of Kin's name Next of Kin's address Next of Kin's City-State Religion Serial numbers were issued due to the growing number of servicemen with common names as Johnson, Smith, etc.
In 1918, the Army adopted and allotted the serial number system, and name and serial numbers were ordered stamped on the identification tags of all enlisted troops.