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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

Veterans History Project, stenographers work to collect stories

The project has preserved the stories of more than 108,000 vets, including that of Frank Buckles, who was the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I. He passed away at his West Virginia home on ... 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

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Honoring Frank Buckles and America's World War I veterans

On June 26,1917, 14,000 American soldiers landed at the Eastern French port of Saint-Nazaire, marking the United States' entry into World War I. By the war's end on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, ... read more


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

West Haven Historical Society hosts open house with exhibits from WWI

The last American WWI veteran, Frank Buckles, died on Feb. 27, 2011, also at age 110. But the West Haven Historical Society will do its part to keep memories of those who served alive and in the ... read more

Scurry County Museum offers World War I exhibit through June

The last American veteran, Frank Buckles, died the year before, also at 110. But the memory of the millions who served still carries, even in the Big Country. A visit to the Jones County Courthouse ... read more

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

Ken Buckles, a distant relative who became close to Frank Buckles in his later years, had planned to visit the 110-year-old veteran Monday at the family farm in Charles Town, West Virginia. But ... read more

Frank Buckles, last living U.S. WWI vet, dies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Frank Buckles was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his age. He would later become the last surviving U.S. veteran of World ... read more

Frank Buckles, last U.S. World War I veteran, dies in West Virginia at 110

Frank Buckles enlisted for World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He made it home again and ultimately became that war's last surviving U.S. veteran, campaigning for greater recognition for his ... read more

Last living US WWI vet Frank Buckles dies in W. Va. at age 110

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Frank Buckles was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his age. He would later become the last surviving U.S. veteran of World ... read more

Frank Buckles, last veteran of WWI dies in W. Va. at age 110

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Frank Buckles, who lied about his age to get into uniform during World War I and lived to be the last surviving U.S. veteran of that war, has died. He was 110. Buckles, who also ... read more



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