My dad was a WW2 vet, myself and 2 brothers, 1 nephew & 2 nieces and my son serve(d). Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity …..More and more, new recruits are the children of old recruits. In 2019, 79 percent of Army recruits reported having a family member who served. For nearly 30 percent, it was a parent — a striking point in a nation where less than 1 percent of the population serves in the military.…..