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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- World War I took place so long ago -- in a lost world of cavalry horses and biplanes -- that it's a little startling to meet Frank Buckles in the flesh.
The last known U.S. military veteran of World War I, Buckles turned 108 on Sunday.
The national World War I veterans group, of which he is the commander and sole member, used to publish a newsletter. Each issue counted down the number of old doughboys still around. As the number got smaller and smaller, "I realized I
That is awesome! I hope nobody pops off some fireworks you know how some vets are he may try to dive for cover and keal over.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
No worries he was a driver in the war and had lied about his age to join the Army without a Birth Certificate to get in.
There was a lot of that going on in WWI and WWII. There was always the "kid" in every group in those days my grand father join the navy when he was just 16 in 1944 good find