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RIP: Frank Buckles, America’s last veteran of World War I

He was born seven months before Teddy Roosevelt succeeded William McKinley and two years before the Wright brothers’ first success with powered flight at Kitty Hawk. Via NBC, his enlistment record notes that he signed up on August 14, 1917; John F. read more

Frank Buckles, America's last WWI veteran, dies aged 110

America's last surviving veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, has died aged 110. Mr Buckles, who joined the US army in 1917, at the age of 16, lying about his age to get enlisted, died of natural causes at his home near Charles Town, West Virginia ... read more

Documentary about last WWI Veteran Frank Buckles a

Grand Rapids, Michigan,--April 26, 2013-- A wave of screenings for the film on Frank Buckles the last World War One veteran has been announced ... The Frank Woodruff Buckles Story Frank was America's last WW1 veteran he lived to be 110. read more

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Happy Birthday to America's Last WWI Veteran

America's last surviving World War I veteran is celebrating his 110th birthday. Frank Woodruff Buckles of Jefferson County reached the milestone Tuesday. Michigan filmmaker David DeJonge told The Journal in Martinsburg that the veteran will spend his ... read more

Last U.S. WWI veteran seeks DC memorial to that war

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — America's last surviving World War I veteran says Congress should pass legislation to create a memorial in the nation's capital honoring veterans of that conflict. Frank Buckles, the 109-year-old honorary chairman of the World War I ... read more

Last WWI Veterans Get Their Due

At 105 years old, Frank Buckles is a tough, old bird who lives atop a hill in Charles Town, West Virginia. He grew up a Missouri farm boy, and like so many in his generation, he is also a veteran ... World War I raises questions that easily apply to ... read more

Last U.S. WWI vet seeks D.C. memorial for fellow vets

America’s last surviving World War I veteran said Congress should pass legislation to create a memorial in the nation’s capital honoring veterans of that conflict. Frank Buckles, of Charles Town, is honorary chairman of the World War I Memorial ... read more

World War 1 Veteran Celebrates 109th Birthday

(AP) -- America's last surviving World War I veteran is now 109. Frank Woodruff Buckles celebrated his birthday Monday with family and friends at his home in West Virginia. Buckles, who was born in Harrison County, Mo., says he hopes to celebrate at least ... read more

Otoupalik stirring up memories of 'forgotten' world war

Born in Ontario, Babcock was the last Canadian veteran of World War I when he died an American citizen in Spokane on Feb. 18, 2010. He was 109. That left Frank Buckles of West Virginia ... to mark the 100th year of America’s entrance into the war. read more

The Last Doughboy's Final Fight

Frank ... Great War. Now, at 109, having enjoyed the life of a gentleman farmer in West Virginia for more than half a century, he finds himself famous as America’s last living World War I veteran. And he’s recently become an activist. Buckles ... read more


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