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How Many Vietnam Veterans Are Still Alive?

The approximate percentage of Vietnam-era veterans who are still alive in 2013 is 75.

 

Some online estimates suggest that the number is much more stark: Only one-third of Vietnam veterans are still alive, these Web sites say, and the survivors are going fast.

But as Patrick S. Brady made clear in an article for The VVA Veteran, the magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the reality is more reassuring. The rumor illustrates the danger of using incompatible numbers from different sources.

It was apparently based on an estimate that 800,000 Vietnam-era veterans had died by 2000. That number was reasonable: About 9.2 million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam era (1964-75), so that would mean about 8 percent of them had died and 92 percent were still alive.

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1 Comment for “How Many Vietnam Veterans Are Still Alive?”

  1. I’m Still Alive, kickin’ ass and takin’ names. This vet got a lot of years left.

    Norm S
    D-2-502 Infantry (“Strike Force”)
    101st Airborne

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