The Great State of Alabama
"Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. Alabama ranks second in the area of its inland waterways...
Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from agriculture to diversified interests in heavy manufacturing, mineral extraction, education, and technology. In addition, the establishment or expansion of multiple military installations, primarily those of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, added to state jobs."
123,948 active-duty military personnel
7,932 US Army personnel
96,047 US Navy (including 20,000+ US Marines)
19,969 Air Force
58,076 DOD civilian personnel
In California, as of 2000 there were 2,569,340 veterans of US military service:
504,010 served in World War II,
301,034 in the Korean War, 754,682 during the Vietnam War,
and 278,003 during 19902000 (including the Persian Gulf War). "