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Frank Buckles, last living American to serve in WWI, has died

Here’s to you, sir: America’s last living man to have served in World War I has died. Frank Buckles, born February 1st, 1901, not only served in the first World War (where he fervently wanted to be on the front lines, but never made it), but also survived three years of imprisonment in a Japanese camp, captured while working for a U.S. shipping company just weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. What benefits did he receive for his service to his country? According to him, he received free membership at the YMCA. That’s all. Frank Buckles was 110 years old. source

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February 28, 2011 // 14:21 // 3 years ago
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    The under-remembered war of our generation. Hats off and thank you to Mr. Buckles!
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