according to the veterans affairs department, there are only eight veterans receiving pension or disability benefits from service in first world war.
using a list of 65,000 veterans alive in 1990 as a baseline, the census bureau estimates that there are only 30 to 50 american WWI veterans alive today.
the last known american veteran who was wounded in the war died in january 2004. he was 108.
thank a veteran today.
(source: yahoo! news/associated press)