About how many World War I veterans are still alive?
#83947. Asked by star_gazer. (Jul 29 07 3:59 PM)
World Wide 34.|
Verified claims of World War I and World War I Era: 30
World War I (Veterans who joined by Armistice Day): 23
+ Allies : 20
+ Central Powers: 3
World War I Era: 7
Unverified claims: 4
Living in America 4.
Landis, Harry Richard 12 December 1899
Coffey, J. Russell 1 September 1898
Buckles, Frank Woodruff 1 February 1901
Babcock, John F. 23 July 1900
As of 2007
I seriously doubt that you'll get an accurate count due to lousy record keeping.|
There are a couple of conflicting numbers in WIKI. This WIKI article states 22 survivors. Along the way I encountered many articles where government officials state they have found "another" survivor.
"Two More WWI Veterans Surface in France -- Francois Jaffre, 104, was thought to have died; in fact, he merely had moved to a retirement home west of Paris.
And Rene Riffaud, 107, can thank his granddaughter for his new inclusion in France's dwindling and revered club of surviving WWI veterans."
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