SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

More than 16 million Americans fought in World War II but the Department of Veterans Affairs reports less than a million are still alive.

In this video report, CBS News 8's Abbie Alford spoke to a 96-year-old veteran believed to be one of the oldest living American POW's held by the Germans from World War II.