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047. Iíve Heard Several Times That World War Ii Veterans Are Dying At The Rate Of About 1,000 A Day. Is This True?


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 05:57 AM

47. Iíve heard several times that World War II veterans are dying at the rate of about 1,000 a day. Is this true?

VA projects about 414,000 deaths among our World War II veterans this year, for a daily rate of about 1,135. At the start of the year, VA estimated the number of World War II veterans at 5,032,591. The number of deaths per year among World War II veterans is projected to decline slightly for at least the next five years, although it will stay above the 1,000-per-day mark.