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OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- What ethnic group has most served in the military since the American Revolution?

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, there were more than 22,000 Native Americans and Alaska Natives on active duty in 2015. The 2010 U.S. Census identified 150,000-plus Native American and Alaska Native veterans. There have been 27 Native Americans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor – the nation's highest military honor.

"Yet, Native American veterans, because of their isolation on remote reservations, are too often underserved and forgotten," said Col. John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. "We want to help families, regardless of where they are."


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