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RIP Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of the Great War, has died at the remarkable age of 110. When the United States joined WWI, he lied to the Army about his age so that he could enlist and go drive ambulances in war-torn France. In 1941, he was on business in Manila when the Japanese occupation came and held prisoner for over three years. In the 1950s, he became a cattle rancher, and worked the farm until the age of 106. He has made it his mission over the past few years to try make sure that people do not forget the sacrifices made in that first monumental conflict of the previous century. Thus passes the last of a great, great generation. He will be buried with full military honors in Arlington. 
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To a True American Hero,
Thank you and God bless you, Mr. Buckles !!

God Bless you. You will be greatly missed!

This is a moment I dreaded. The last American veteran of the Great War has passed from us. God rest him. A God bless he and his comrades-in-arms for the work they did. I only hope that, with his passing, more attention will be given to his last project; a federal monument to the soldiers and sailors of this largely forgotten and little understood war.

A Great American. Too bad there are not more men like him. God Bless him and his family.

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