Surviving U.S. veterans of World War II
As the years pass, the list of surviving U.S. veterans of World War II inevitably becomes shorter. There were 16,112,566 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 the Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop2014) the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 1,017,208 American veterans from the war were still alive as of September 9, 2014.
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, Douglas Albert Munro, received the Medal for his actions during this war. There are currently seven living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
There are numerous US World War II survivors associations, including: American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, [Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, United States Submarine Veterans of World War II, Navajo Nation Code Talker Association, 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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