Surviving U.S. veterans of World War II
Number of U.S. Veterans
16,112,566 individuals were members of the United States armed forces during World War II. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 670,846 non-mortal woundings. In November 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that approximately 1,462,809 American veterans from this war were still living.
Medal of Honor Recipients
During this conflict 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them posthumously. Additionally, the only Medal of Honor recipient in the history of the United States Coast Guard received the Medal for his actions during this war. As of February 20, 2014, there were seven living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
There are numerous U.S. World War II survivors associations. Some include allied veterans as well. Among the more well-known are: American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Normandy Veterans Association, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, and the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.
Other US wars
- Last surviving United States war veterans
- List of last surviving World War I veterans by country
- List of surviving veterans of World War II
- Surviving veterans of the Spanish Civil War
- List of Easy Company (506 PIR) veterans
- Texas Military Veteran video Oral Histories - Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University
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- "Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says 1,000 World War II veterans die every day". PolitiFact Texas. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-11-27.