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By the numbers: Veterans and Memorial Day

By Amy Roberts and Lindsey Knight, CNN Library
updated 7:37 AM EDT, Sat May 26, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 million U.S soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in war zones or combat missions worldwide, and the 3,000th coalition service member, a U.S. sailor, has died in Afghanistan.

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