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7.4 million: number of Vietnam-era vets.

5.4 million: number serving in Gulf Wars, 1990 to the present.

5.3 million: number of vets serving in peacetime only.

2.3 million: number serving in Korean War, 1950-53.

1.6 million: number serving in World War II, 1941-45.

70 percent of vets (14.7 million) voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Noteworthy numbers, grand speculations to jharper@washingtontimes.com.