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      • According to NCPedia, of the more than 216,000 servicemen from North Carolina who served in the Vietnam War, approximately 1,302 were killed in action and approximately 300 died from other causes. Two North Carolinians received the Medal of Honor, including one from Winston-Salem.
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  2. Camp Lejeune was an essential base for training and deploying Marine Corps personnel to Vietnam. Of the 216,348 servicemen from North Carolina who served in the Vietnam War, 1,302 were killed in action and approximately 300 died from other causes. Two North Carolinians received the Medal of Honor.

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  4. The average age of American troops in Vietnam was nineteen, compared to an average age of twenty-six for U.S. soldiers in World War II (1939–45). During most of the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-olds were not even allowed to vote. The voting age in the United States changed from twenty-one to eighteen in 1971.

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    During the French and Indian War, 1755–1763, some North Carolina soldiers fought against the French and Indians. 1. Clark, Murtie June. Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732–1774. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1983. FHL 975 M29cThis book gives the dates when a soldier served. The North Carolina soldiers are listed on pages 629–879, a...

    A man who was born in North Carolina between about 1710 and 1765 may be listed in some form of military record. If he supported the Revolution, he may be mentioned in the records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the Revolution were referred to as Loyalists or Tories. Online Resources 1. 1779-1782 North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouc...

    The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada. See the Wiki article, North Carolina in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for North Carolina. There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of...

    The regular army, often assisted by volunteer units, fought in various campaigns against American Indians. These include the Seminole or Florida Wars (1817–18, 1835–1842, and 1855–58), Black Hawk War (1832), and the Creek War (1836–37). Cherokee Disturbances and Removal (1836-1839) 1. "Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Ser...

    The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided. About 1,000 North Carolina soldiers were involved in the Mexican War. The following records are available: 1. Mexican War Inde...

    See North Carolina in the Civil Warfor information about North Carolina Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the North Carolina regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the coun...

    The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided. Indexes 1. 1861-1934 United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index The index covers...

    World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States. 1. United States. Selective Service System. North Carolina, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC...

    On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Sin...

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