(05/07/2005)

Vietnam veterans came today to Charleston to the Veteran's Memorial at the state capitol. They were greeted with waving flags, proud military displays and a crowd of people, at the state's "Welcome Home" rally for the 30th anniversary of the war's end.

Much like other wars, West Virginia ranks first in the nation in the number of residents per capita who were killed during the war. The national average is 58 deaths per 100,000. West Virginia's 1,200 war fatalities translates to 84 deaths per 100,000 residents.

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