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.
11:19 PM / February 28, 2011
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