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Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

LONDON -- Florence Green, the world's last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110 ... Green remembered her wartime service with affection. "I met dozens of pilots and would go on dat... read more

PRIME TIME: Could she be the oldest surviving widow of a World War I veteran?

“I’m claiming, right here and now, that Bev Strong is probably the only surviving widow of an American World War I veteran and here are ... as a senior tennis player when he met his second wife, who w... read more

Hodgdon: The Inside Story

For Brewster Eltinge Hodgdon, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II also known as “B.E.” or “Bruce,” America’s wastefulness was a godsend—an untapped opportunity. Hodgdon learned that, after World War I ... read more

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The Rosslyn Code

When we met at the chapel, the first thing Robertson asked me was whether I thought the code was real. I said I didn't know, but that it at least seemed plausible. That's the maddening thing about the ... read more


'Personality plus' on display at WWI Platte Valley fighter pilot museum

Through that gathering in France the Parks family met more vets and collected more uniforms and memorabilia well before the last known World War I vet, an Englishman ... who enlisted — though underage ... read more

How the Chicago Cubs Made World Series History

Wrigley Field, the Ivy-walled ballpark opened in 1914, may be beloved, but it was also woefully ... It’s not going to hurt as much as last time. But it will.” The Dodgers, however, faded quietly. Chap... read more

Residents prepare gravesites for Memorial Day weekend; keep traditions alive

One hundred years ago, Luther Snapp and Earl Jackson were both killed in action during World War I ... a veteran of the War of 1812 is buried at Marshall Cemetery. Another soldier buried there fought ... read more

Last Known WWI Veteran Honored for Memorial Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo – Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known ... 107-year-old veteran said at a ceremony to unveil his portrait. His photograph was hung in the main hallway of the National World War I Mus... read more

The Kaiser’s Pen Pal

But for Bobby Willis, as friends call him, there's another World War I connection. He may be the last American alive ... As a wounded veteran, he says he enjoyed being treated as a hero: "I played it ... read more

Last known WWI vet gets Memorial Day honors

Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known living ... the 107-year-old veteran said at a ceremony to unveil his portrait. His photograph was hung in the main hallway of the National World War I Museum, wh... read more

That time the premier of B.C. cut a cheque and doubled the size of Canada's navy

In Europe, the July Crisis of 1914 was ... short on time, McBride decided to buy the submarines himself. He had cheque for $1.15 million made out from the provincial treasury, and handed it to Lt.-Cmd... read more

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron (July)

At one time or another, Below the Beltway has managed to offend ... This sort of rote description of the end of World War I is probably written word for word, just about exactly like this, in high sch... read more



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