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Battle brews over how to honor Frank Buckles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The longest-living American to serve in World War I survived war and prison camps, but in death he couldn't escape Washington politics. Nearly a week after Frank Buckles died at the ... read more

Farewell to America’s Last WWI Vet

Frank Buckles ... over 4 million Americans who served in the Great War. Instead, he lay in repose at an Arlington Cemetery chapel, where President Obama and Vice President Biden paid homage briefly be... read more

The Last Doughboy's Final Fight

The District’s monument has deteriorated badly over the decades — so badly ... of their service to their country. And Frank Buckles is proud to stand up for them now. “Veterans of all the wars deserve ... read more

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Senior Moment: Today is a day to remember

The last American “doughboy,” Frank Buckles, died in West Virginia in 2011 at the ... But the “decoration” aspect of the annual holiday has fallen away over the decades. The honor guards, moments of s... read more


7 Facts You May Not Know About World War I

World War I ... battle. But the fort was actually much more active during World War I, where an Army hospital had been built around it. Over the course of the war, more than 20,000 sick and wounded so... read more

WWI doughboy memorials stand tall

Frank Buckles ... an Honor Roll lists names of local soldiers. A monument 15 feet tall and crowned by a bronze eagle watches over West End Park. A stone wall in Duquesne Heights lists neighborhood sol... read more

D-B Alumni Hall of Fame: Folks in dentistry, athletics, concert lighting and law among inductees

Culbertson said that Beck presided over ... late Dr. Frank J. Buckles Jr., a dentist, for induction. As a football player at D-B, he was dubbed the “Sophomore Sensation” by his coach, and he ran track ... read more

Red Bank Battlefield to be mined for artifacts

The ground, along trenches and near a monument commemorating the battle, will be surveyed by a professional firm using ground-penetrating radar and other tools. Artifacts including musket balls, grape... read more

Why Didn't We Listen to Their War Stories?

Frank Buckles of Charles Town, W.Va ... The war's last and greatest battle involving U.S. soldiers, fought in the Meuse-Argonne region of eastern France during the autumn of 1918, sucked in more than ... read more

A century later, their valor still resonates

He would survive World War I, which ended 12 days later, and be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. It would not be the only ... Missouri also can celebrate Frank W. Buckles, who before his deat... read more

The 10 Wackiest and Wildest Team Names in the NCAA Tournament

Bonus points to the guy who made it so the college kids can also drink in honor of their school with a wicked set of brews in succession ... pickle forks, belt buckles, auto hood ornaments, salt and p... read more



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