According to The National WWII Museum, as of 2014, there are a little over 1 million World War II veterans still alive. WWII veterans are dying at a rate of 555 per day, with most of them being over 90 years old.Know More
A WWII veteran passes away every three minutes, according to The National WWII Museum. It is estimated that by the year 2036, there will be no WWII veterans left alive.
There are a number of U.S. World War II survivor associations, such as the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, the Normandy Veterans Association, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, the United States Submarine Veterans of WWII, the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.Learn More
The number of marines who die each year varies. In 2013, 10 Marines died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and at least 13 Marines died in incidents in the United States.Full Answer >
A platoon in the United States Army typically contains 16-40 soldiers. A platoon is the second smallest grouping of soldiers; and, it is usually lead by a lieutenant.Full Answer >
Only eight countries in the world are known to possess nuclear weapons, as of 2014: the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, Israel, Pakistan and India. North Korea may possess fewer than 10 nuclear warheads, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)..Full Answer >
As of September 2014, there are 10 official wars and 8 active military conflicts recognized by the United States. There are also other violent conflicts involving 64 countries and 576 militias and separatist groups.Full Answer >