According to the Pew Research Center, just half of one percent of American adults have served on active duty in the military. The rate during World War II? About 9 percent. Some veterans of that generation feel that more people need to serve.
Dr. Howard Greene served 30 years in the Army Medical Corps and retired a colonel.
“Participation is extremely important,” said Greene, 88, of Boynton Beach. “I don’t think there should be an alternative to military service.”
Ronald Leves served in the Army from 1958-1960.