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Post America has lost a true American hero - February 28, 2011, 06:40 PM

Frank Buckles, last surviving U.S. World War I veteran, dies

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. —
Frank Buckles, who was one of Jefferson County’s most famous citizens and was the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, died Sunday, according to a spokeswoman for a Washington, D.C., funeral home where Buckles’ body was being held Sunday night.

Frank Buckles, last surviving U.S. World War I veteran, dies - herald-mail.com

My wife had the pleasure of being one of his caregivers for the past few years. It was my pleasure to sit and speak with Mr. Buckles at several events, and private conversations.
Mr. Buckles was one of the greatest heros of several generations. Not very men are made like he was anymore.
It will also be a great duty, and honor of mine to put my Dress B's back on, and escort family members around ANC.

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Frank Woodruff Buckles :: America's Last Survivor of the First World War


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February 28, 2011, 07:30 PM

I can't believe he is the last one in the US. End of an era. RIP.

It seems not that long ago my grandparents mentioning WW2 stories and old people coming to elementary school classes to share WW1 or WW2 stories.
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RIP Mr. Buckles and to the end of one of America's greatest generation of men.
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