My first husband (we got married very young, dub ways, ya know) and I often liked to bring up "Stay alive for 75" to his father...who was then anointed and was baptized in the late 60s/early70s. His dad made up a lot of excuses for the WT like, "It wasn't the Society that started that, over zealous members did." Mmhmmm.
He and his wife are still around, but I think that there are more doubts and disappointments in their heads than they'd like to admit or show. About a year and a half ago, my ex and his new wife were killed in a very, very bad car accident. A 19yo drunk driver hit them head on going south in the north bound lanes of Hwy 19s running from the cops. The father later came out that he was not anointed after all...but his reasoning for that I haven't heard.
It's sad. Like this man, who had a successful military career going, so many gave up their lives for this "religion" that has done nothing but drag them through the mud. I don't see why after 40 years, and a multitude of doctrine flip flops, anyone would stay. I guess everyone wants something to believe in.