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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE: WashingtonCountyInsider.com honors veteran Gerry Stehling from Ace Canvas

Washington County, WI – For Veterans Day, WashingtonCountyInsider.com honors the service and sacrifice made by the men and women of our Armed Forces in order to keep our great country free.
Photos of local veterans provided by our advertisers will be posted throughout the week to honor and thank them for their service to our nation, culminating in a slide show on Veterans Day.
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Honoring local veteran Gerry Stehling

 

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Today’s veteran was submitted by Lee Stehling of Ace Canvas, 3424 W. Washington St., West Bend, WI, who said, “This is my brother Gerry Stehling—owner of Ace Auto Trim. He served in the United States Air Force. Pretty proud and love to honor my older bro.”
Interesting facts about Veterans Day from the US Census Bureau:

16.2 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2022, representing 6.2% of the total civilian population age 18 and over.

1.7 million

The number of female veterans in the United States in 2022, representing 10.3% of the total veteran population.

0.8%

The percentage of veterans in 2022 who served in World War II. Additionally, 4.1% of veterans served in the Korean War, 33.6% in the Vietnam War, 24.4% in the first Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001), and 26.3% in the second Gulf War (September 2001 or later).

8.6%

The percentage of veterans in 2022 who were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). Additionally, 72.3% of veterans were White alone (not Hispanic or Latino), 12.4% African American, 2.1% Asian American, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 2.8% Some Other Race. The percentages include only those who reported a single race.

26.5%

The percentage of veterans age 75 and older in 2022. At the other end of the age spectrum, 8.5% of veterans were younger than age 35.

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