Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Veteran of WWI Dies in W. Va. at Age 110

  

Last veteran of WWI dies in W. Va. at age 110: "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Frank Buckles was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his age. He would later become the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I."
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4 comments:

Kevin said...

That's strange! On my drive into work today the thought crossed my mind (something I heard on a podcast I guess) "I wonder how many WWI veterans are still alive?"

Sarimn00 said...

What a story he had. Thanks for sharing.

butterbeanz said...

I saw this... amazing that they kept track & scary that they kept track... and 110 yoa! WOW! Imagine the life he lived through.. Amazing!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

It is so sad to see these generations fading away. Thank you for sharing.