Veterans Data & Populations
Military Service of Wisconsin Veterans
|Military Action||Number of Wisconsin Servicemembers||Number of Wisconsin Casualties|
|Mexican Border Service||4,168||not known|
|World War I||122,215||3,932|
|World War II||332,200||8,390|
|Lebanon; Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury)||400||1|
(Operation Just Cause)
|Persian Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm)||10,400||11|
|Somalia (Operations Restore Hope & Continue Hope)||426||2|
|Pentagon, September 11, 2001||Unknown||1|
|Afghanistan War Theater of Operation (Operation Enduring Freedom)||34,543*||34**|
|Iraq War Theater of Operation (Operation Iraqi Freedom)||89**|
|* Source: Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Deployment News.
** Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: “Wisconsin Casualties of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars” as of June 2013.
|Estimates of Wisconsin's Veterans Population|
|Total number of veterans living in Wisconsin – 20131||409,419|
|Total number of wartime veterans living in Wisconsin||298,054|
|Total number of peacetime veterans living in Wisconsin||111,365|
|Total number of Male veterans living in Wisconsin||371,313|
|Total number of Women veterans living in Wisconsin||38,514|
|World War I veterans||0|
|World War II Era veterans||24,608|
|Korean War Era veterans||40,554|
|Veterans of the Vietnam War Era (Feb. 21, 1961 – May 8, 1975)||145,129|
|Veterans of the Persian Gulf War Era (Aug. 2, 1990 – )||95,262|
|Gulf War, Deployed2||10,400|
|Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Deployed3||33,904|
1) Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VetPop2007, September 30, 2013.
2) Gulf War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan War deployed veterans are included in the Gulf War Era.
3) Source: U.S. Department of Defense.
• “Era” service includes those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces anywhere in the world during the specified timeframe.
Source for all other data: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/vetdata/Veteran_Population.asp
|Wisconsin's Veterans By Age:
Vet Pop 2011 Projected for 2013
|Total Veterans: 409,419 (76% of Wisconsin Veterans, 312,648, are age 50 and over)|
|Wisconsin's Veterans Combined Degree of Disability|
|VA Combined Service-Connected Disability Rating||Total Disabled Wisconsin Veterans, by VA Disability Rating level, June 2012||Total Disabled Wisconsin Veterans, with this level of VA Disability Rating or Greater||Percent of Wisconsin Veterans with this level of VA Disability Rating or Greater|
|Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Milwaukee VA Regional Office, VA Compensation and Master Record as of June 2012. Percent of Wisconsin Veterans is out of 418,461 total Wisconsin veterans.|
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Note: In all NASDVA charts/maps, "cases" means the aggregate number of veterans in receipt. It does not refer to new applications filed/opened, or new recipients.