48%

of men in the Silent and Greatest Generations (those born before 1946) were veterans, as of 2017

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: Twenty-one percent of male Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), 9 percent of male Generation Xers (born 1965-1980), and 4 percent of male Millennials (born 1981-1996) were veterans, as of 2017.

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