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The last veteran of WWI has died.

Frank Buckles enlisted for World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He made it home again and ultimately became that war's last surviving U.S. veteran, campaigning for greater recognition for his comrades-in-arms before dying at 110.

http://townhall.com/news/us/2011/02/28/last_us_veteran_of_wwi_dies_in_w_va_at_age_110

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 11:19 AM on Feb. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • May he rest in peace.

    *salutes*
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:21 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • He joined up at age 16, lying about his age. Although he liked to say he didn't lie, he misrepresented it.

    Rest in peace.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:23 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • 110 years old! Amazing. May he rest in peace.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 11:31 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • veterans dayyellow ribbon

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:43 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:43 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • When I die and go to heaven to St. Peter will I tell, another soldier reporting sir, I served my time in hell.


     


    My daddy will be there to great him, he was also in WW l.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:19 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • veterans daypatriotic

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • I think he's the last American soldier to have served in WWI. A report I heard this morning suggested that there might be two others still living--one in Great Britain, and the other in Australia.


    Regardless, he did a great thing for our country, and for his fellow veterans.  May Mr. Buckles rest in peace.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 6:40 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • I heard this. His service is appreciated for sure.


    veterans day

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:49 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • So sorry! Wow, 110, amazing! I hope he had a great life, God bless him and his family!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:28 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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