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1980 5%
1970 Form 2 Metro
1960 5%
1950 1%
1940 1%
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18a. Is this person a veteran of active-duty military service in the Armed Forces of the United States?

If service was in National Guard or Reserves only, see instruction guide.

[] Yes [] No - Skip to 19

"Mark Yes if this person was ever on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, even if the time served was short. For persons in the National Guard or military reserve units, mark Yes only if the person was ever called to active duty; mark No if the only service was active duty for training."

b. Was active-duty military service during -

Fill a circle for each period in which this person served.

[] May 1975 or later
[] Vietnam era (August 1964 - April 1975)
[] February 1955 - July 1964
[] Korean conflict (June 1950 - January 1955)
[] World War II (September 1940 - July 1947)
[] World War I (April 1917 - November 1918)
[] Any other time

"If this person served during more than one period, fill all circles which apply, even if service was for a short time."


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b. Was it during - (Fill the circle for each period of service.)
[] Vietnam Conflict (Since Aug. 1964)
[] Korean War (June 1950 to Jan. 1955)
[] World War II (Sept. 1940 to July 1947)
[] World War I (April 1917 to Nov. 1918)
[] Any other time

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P35. If this is a man - Has he ever served in the Army, Navy, or other Armed Forces of the United States?

[] Yes
[] No
(Check one box on each line) Was it during:
Korean War (June 1950 to Jan. 1955)
[] Yes
[] No
World War II (Sept. 1940 to July 1947)
[] Yes
[] No
World War I (April 1917 to Nov. 1918)
[] Yes
[] No
Any other time, including present service
[] Yes
[] No

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1950 1%
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33. If Male (Ask each question):
Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during:
33a. World War II
33b. World War I
33c. Any other time, including present service
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Military Service

Items 33a, b, c. Service in armed forces

252. Item 33. Entries required for each male 14 years old and over on sample line.-Check "Yes" or "No" for each of the three questions for every male 14 years of age and over on the sample lines. Service in the United States Armed Forces is defined as active duty for any time at all in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or any reserve branch of these organizations. The specified periods of service are defined as follows:

a. World War II.-September 16, 1940, to July 25, 1947.

b. World War I.-April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 (in Europe); to April 1, 1920 (in Russia).

c. Any other time including present service.

253. Exclusions.-Be sure to exclude persons whose only service was in the Merchant Marine, or as civilian employees of the Department of National Defense (formerly War and Navy Departments), as employees of the Maritime Commission and American Field Service, or as civilian technical personnel attached to the armed forces) etc. Also exclude service m a National Guard unit which was performed before or after World War II. Exclude also short periods of active reserve training, such as active duty for 2 weeks a year or attendance at weekly reserve meetings.

254. Type of service included.-Note that this question concerns service for any time at all. Therefore, males who were inducted and discharged a few days or a few weeks later should be considered as having served in the armed forces. Be sure to include males who never had combat duty or never went overseas. Some persons received commissions but remained at desk jobs and perhaps were stationed in their home town for the duration of the war. Include these people as well as persons who were engaged in actual fighting.

255. Respondent uncertain.-Enter the information which is known even if the knowledge is not complete. For example, if the respondent knows that a man in the household served in World War II but does not know about any previous service, mark "Yes" for World War II. If the respondent knows that a man in the household is attending school under the "GI Bill of Rights," you can mark "Yes" for World War II.


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Veterans:
Is this person a veteran of the United States military forces; or the wife, widow, or under-18-year-old child of a veteran?

41. War or military service.
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611. Column 41. War or Military Service.-There must be an entry in col. 41 for each person for whom "Yes" is entered in col. 39. The following symbols are to be used in col. 41:

World War - W
Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, or Boxer Rebellion - S
Both the Spanish-American War and the World War - SW
Regular Establishment (Army, Navy, or Marine Corps), peacetime service only - R
Any other war or expedition - Ot

612. For a person who is himself a veteran, the entry in col. 41 will refer to the war or military service in which he was engaged. For the wife or widow of a veteran, the entry in col. 41 will refer to the war or military service in which her veteran-husband was engaged. For an under-18-year-old child of a veteran, the entry in col. 41 will refer to the war or military service in which his (or her) veteran-father was engaged. Leave col. 41 blank for each person who is not a veteran, or who is not the wife, widow, or under-18-year-old child of a veteran.