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Time Is Running Out for Us

The last doughboy, Frank Buckles, died in 2011. I’m reasonably certain that were he alive today, Buckles would be urging us to talk to every World War II veteran we know. It’s too late for us, Buckles ... read more

You Can Now Own Frank Rizzo’s Nightstick, Rolodex — and House

On the left: brass belt buckles bearing the Colt Firearms and Smith & Wesson brands. On the right: an owner’s manual for a Smith & Wesson Model 78G CO2 pistol from the 1970s. During Frank Rizzo’s seco... read more

Honoring Our Veterans

World War I is less remembered by Americans than other conflicts, and its last American veteran, Frank Buckles, died in 2011. It was nevertheless a momentous event in our history, and one which inflic... read more

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We acknowledge, thank our American veterans

Though the last American veteran of World War I (West Virginian Frank Buckles) died a few years ago, it would be neither right nor prudent for us to forget the debt we owe those who fought for us then ... read more


Veterans Breakfast Club commemorates Armistice Day centennial

Frank Woodruff Buckles still had yet to turn 18. Nine-plus decades later, when he celebrated his 110th birthday in Charles Town, W.Va., in 2011, Buckles was the last surviving veteran of World War I. read more

Honoring Those Who Serve Us

Though the last American veteran of World War I (West Virginian Frank Buckles) died a few years ago, it would be neither morally right nor prudent for us to forget the debt we owe those who fought for ... 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

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

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

D-B Alumni Board announces Hall of Fame inductees

Inductees range from the classes of 1948 to 1973. The eight are: Judge Jerry Beck, Class of 1961; Dr. Frank Buckles, 1944; James W. Dobyns, 1954; Dr. Ruth Ketron, 1948; Charlie Leonard, 1958; Cecil Ma... read more

A century later, plans underway for WWI 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



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