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milkmania
02-28-2011, 07:37 PM
Last surviving World War I Veteran died yesterday

"MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – He didn't seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who'd served in World War I, he became what his biographer called "the humble patriot" and final torchbearer for the memory of that fading conflict. Buckles enlisted in World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He died Sunday on his farm in Charles Town, nearly a month after his 110th birthday. He had devoted the last years of his life to campaigning for greater recognition for his former comrades, prodding politicians to support a national memorial in Washington and working with friend and family spokesman David DeJonge on a biography."

"More than 4.7 million people joined the U.S. military from 1917-18. By 2007, only three survived. Buckles went to Washington that year to serve as grand marshal of the national Memorial Day parade."

more:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110228/ap_on_re_us/us_obit_last_wwi_veteran

CantRepeat
02-28-2011, 08:27 PM
Thanks for posting.

/salute

2RLAKE
02-28-2011, 08:32 PM
i just read that in the news ... amazing 110 years old ... what a terrific gentlemen ...God bless him and all the vets who served and protected this great country

CantRepeat
02-28-2011, 08:34 PM
i just read that in the news ... amazing 110 years old ... what a terrific gentlemen ...God bless him and all the vets who served and protected this great country

This isn't facebook but I'm looking for the "like" button. :D

thatsmrmastercraft
02-28-2011, 08:39 PM
A truly amazing American.

trickskier
02-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Saw it on Fox News today - Great post Milk!!!

bbymgr
02-28-2011, 09:11 PM
A great man.