Monday, February 28, 2011

R.I.P. Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles, the last surviving American Veteran of WWI, died Sunday in West Virginia at the age of 110. 

Buckles, who was only sixteen years old when the U.S. formally entered WWI in 1917, tried repeatedly to enlist in the war effort.  He succeeded in joining the army only after convincing a captain that he was eighteen.  The captain had asked to see his birth certificate, to which Buckles replied that it did not exist and that the record of his birth was recorded in a family Bible.

Story at Fox News.

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