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Top Riders In 2018 Blackjack Saddle Club Shows Honored

Yearend highpoint and reserve highpoint winners in the Blackjack Saddle Club for the 2018 show season received buckles at a recent club banquet. They are (back) Brook Staten, Frank Buchman ... read more

Amber Rudd buckles under pressure to scrap two-child benefit cap

"All children born before that date will continue to be supported.” Frank Field MP, chair of the Commons Work and Pensions committee, said: “The Government claim this policy is about fairness but it’s ... read more

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

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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

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

How will they send off the Last Doughboy?

Some want Frank Buckles to lie in repose in the Capitol as an honor to all who served in WWI. WASHINGTON - A Texas congressman who worked with the last surviving World War I veteran to try to create a ... read more



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