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Surviving U.S. veterans of World War II

Two World War II veterans: President John F. Kennedy and Rep. John Dingell.

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. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, around 496,777 American veterans from the war were estimated to still be alive in September 2018.[1]

Medal of Honor recipientsEdit

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.[2] There are currently two living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.[3]


In 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 348 American World War II veterans died every day.[1]

Notable veteransEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "WWII Veteran Statistics". The National WWII War Museum. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Medal of Honor Statistics". US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  3. ^ "Living Recipients". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2014-02-23.

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