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Father-son duo to trot together at Tevis Cup

On July 28 at the 2018 Tevis Cup, Smith will add a new notch to accompany that belt buckle when he rides for the first time alongside his 14-year-old son, Frank, Jr. A veteran of 14 races, the 66-year ... read more

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 not... read more

Frank Buckles

Select up to 10 photos to add to the photo gallery. I am a member of the UK Buckles family and would love to think Frank was a distant relative. He was certainly a very great and brave man. If you kno... read more

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Aunt Helena

One of Mazzi’s greatest achievements was an interview his students conducted in 2008 with 107-year-old Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving doughboy. Mr. Buckles died in 2011, and the interview is ... read more

Otoupalik stirring up memories of 'forgotten' world war

He was 109. That left Frank Buckles of West Virginia as the lone American survivor of the “war to end all wars” that ended in 1918. Buckles passed away a year later at age 110. “I figured I’m probably ... read more

A century later, plans under way for First World War memorial in Washington

The answer is more complicated than it seems. Frank Buckles, who was a teenage ambulance driver in the Great War, was dismayed to discover on a 2008 visit to Washington’s sprawling National Mall that ... read more

Lohmann: That time when I met the last WWI vet

And it’s even difficult to imagine the math allowing that to be possible. But here it is: Frank Woodruff Buckles, who was born in 1901, fibbed about his age so he could enlist in the Army at age 16 an... read more

Buckles, Andrew Lee

MOUNT PULASKI -- Andrew Lee “Andy” Buckles, 63, of Mt. Pulaski, IL passed away at 3:15 P.M. January 1, 2017 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. Andy was born on October 8, 1953 in Lincoln, IL ... read more

Andrew 'Andy' Buckles

Survivors: His mother, Irma Jean Buckles, Mount Pulaski; three brothers, John (Cindy) Buckles and Frank (Brenda) Buckles, both of Mount Pulaski; and Jim Buckles, Springfield; and one sister, Mary Jane ... 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 for Missouri and Arkansas after an explosive week. The fi... read more

Frank Buckles, last U.S. survivor of WWI, will be buried in Arlington thanks to efforts of former Milwaukie teacher

Frank Buckles, who lived to become the last American veteran of World War I, will be honored with the burial at the Arlington National Cemetery thanks to the efforts of a longtime Milwaukie High Schoo... read more

Frank Buckles, last known World War I veteran, dies at 110

Frank W. Buckles died Sunday, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110, having achieved a singular feat of longevity that left him proud and a bit bemused. In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans ... read more

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