Some experts familiar with limited data regarding veterans' deaths say they have seen nothing that supports the charge that Vietnam vets are dying at unusually high rates.
Still, many Vietnam veterans believe it is true."The Vietnam guys are going faster than the World War II guys," said Joe Ingino, president of the Nassau County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America. He said he has come to believe this from stories he has been told across the region.
"I get calls from veterans who say they are dropping like flies, but that doesn't seem to be the case," Paxton said. "I think they are at somewhat higher risk, but there is not the massive die-off that is being claimed."