Kansas County a Big Contributor to Armed Forces

By: AP
By: AP

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A Kansas county that's home to a major Army
base is one of the nation's most fertile grounds for military

That's according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
which reviewed Defense Department data for every active-duty,
Reserve and National Guard recruit from 2004 to last year.

The newspaper says Wisconsin's Menominee County provided more
soldiers on a per-capita basis than any other county without a
major Army installation. It's one of the nation's poorest counties.

But overall, Geary County, Kansas, had the highest per-capita
Army recruiting from 2004 to last year. Geary County is home to
Fort Riley and the First Infantry Division.

Geary County has about 25,000 residents, as well as 16,000
soldiers based at Fort Riley. Almost 22 percent of those in the
county over the age of 18 are veterans, well above the national
average of almost 14 percent.

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