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 from websites suggest that the number is much lower. In reality, the death rate for Vietnam-era veterans in recent years has been comparable to or lower than that of other men in their age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the men with the age distribution of Vietnam-era veterans who were alive in 2000, about 12 percent had died by 2010, with about 1.5 percent of the survivors projected to die each year since then. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at

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