(05/29/2001)
West Virginians broke many records with its high percentage that served in the great wars of our nation:

Civil War (1861-65) 36,000 Union, 10,000-20,000 Confederate

Spanish-American War (1898-1902) 3,004

World War I - 58,053

World War II (1941-46) 233,985 (In America 1,100 of WW II vets are dying daily)

Vietnam (1964-75) 95,000

Gulf War (1990-91) 12,000


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