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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

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 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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Frank Jennings Buckles Jr.

Frank Jennings Buckles Jr., D.D.S., Kingsport, died Monday, October 10, 2016. Frank was born in Kingsport, October 3, 1925 to Frank Buckles, Sr. and R... Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full stor... read more


Historic Buckles farm becomes agricultural open space forever

The farm is a 1774 homestead owned since the 1950s by the family of the late and locally-admired Frank Buckles, a nearly lifelong farmer and the nation’s longest-living World War I veteran who died in ... 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

Buckles, last WWI doughboy, dies at 110 in W.Va.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – He didn't seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who'd served in World War I, he became what his biographer called "the humble patriot" and final ... 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 W... read more

Frank Buckles, last surviving American WWI vet, dies at age 110

A chapter of American History has officially closed. Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, died of natural causes Sunday at the age of 110 in his Charles Town, W. Va., hom... 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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