psu_dad wrote: It's been 70 years since that war ended, so I imagine that nationally, the number of WW2 vets is dwindling to very few.
I was curious about this so I googled. The National WWII Museum offered the following:According to statistics released by the Veteran's Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II.
I'm not sure how stale that number is. I doubt they keep a count down tally or anything. Aside from that being really morbid, and obscene, it's not practical. I guess it's safe to say that it's under a million and I suspect well under a million. If you served only in 1945 and were 18, you would be 89 at some point in 2016. People live longer than they used to, on average, but 89 is still up there. And, 89, maybe 88, is about as young as a WWII vet can really get.