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Last living U.S. World War I veteran dies
CNN ^ | 2/27/2011 | Paul Courson

Posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:32 PM PST by Mmogamer

Washington (CNN) -- Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.

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KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; thegreatwar; westvirginia; worldwar1; worldwari; worldwarone; wwi
*Salutes*
1 posted on 02/27/2011 8:37:35 PM PST by Mmogamer
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To: Mmogamer

My great uncle:
John Franklin Kennedy
Killed September 1918
Battle of St. Mihiel France.
RIP


2 posted on 02/27/2011 8:41:20 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race.)
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To: Mmogamer

Maybe six months ago I read an article that said Mr.Buckles was being considered for a high national honor. Maybe the Medal of Freedom, I’m not sure exactly which one.

Anyway, a federal government spokesman said the award was under consideration. But nothing was done. Fools! Now it is too late. What do they care?

May God be with Mr. Buckles.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 8:44:05 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Mmogamer
He was 110

What did he die of?

4 posted on 02/27/2011 8:45:30 PM PST by umgud
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To: Mmogamer

Can’t believe Grandpa would be 116 next week!
He did make it to 95 though.
His uniform sits on the upper shelf in this home office.
Did ya know the Army had an Aero-maintence squadron in WWI?


5 posted on 02/27/2011 8:47:02 PM PST by G Larry
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To: umgud

Probably old age.
Like my Gramps, just wore out, no specific cause cited.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 8:49:15 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Mmogamer
RIP, CPL Buckles. Your nation owes you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 02/27/2011 8:57:51 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: G Larry
Did ya know the Army had an Aero-maintence squadron in WWI?

Yes.
8 posted on 02/27/2011 8:58:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Mmogamer

May he RIP.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 9:00:49 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: 9422WMR; G Larry

Like your selfless relatives, so many fine people served this country. And so many made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 9:01:34 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Mmogamer

God bless his soul.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 9:01:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Mmogamer

RIP, Mr. Buckles.

My father was a WWI Navy vet. Were he alive today, he would be 114.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 9:05:22 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: 9422WMR

My Grandma’s cousin, Mary Marguerite, was a Nurse who served in France during WWI; she died of influenza in 1918. Funny to think how very long they have been gone when you read about this Gentleman’s passing; my Grandpa who died a couple of years ago at 99 was the only one left who had a vague memory of her.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 9:24:53 PM PST by garandgal
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To: umgud

Old age.

It happens.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 9:26:42 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: G Larry

Aero-maintence squadron in WWI?

Yes they did.

JJ


15 posted on 02/27/2011 9:28:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: garandgal

My great-grandmother’s brother was also in the war, survived it but died of the Spanish Flu. It was almost worse than the war itself.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 9:35:05 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Mmogamer
God bless Frank Buckles.
Had an old friend who was a WW1 vet when I was a teenager, taught me about everything I know about carpentry (Old school building and cabinet work).
When I was marking a piece of wood with a pencil to cut, I would always run the pencil against the straight edge a couple of times, finally one day he told me "You're going to cut it with the damn pencil or the saw".
He was a great old guy with a good sense of humor.
17 posted on 02/27/2011 9:41:16 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: Mmogamer

Frank Buckles on his 109th birthday.

18 posted on 02/27/2011 9:44:06 PM PST by Mr. Mojo ("If you're going to shoot, shoot, don't talk." - Tuco)
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To: 9422WMR

My great uncle:
Ted Salvidge
Killed May 1917
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, France
RIP


19 posted on 02/27/2011 10:07:10 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Mmogamer

Wow. The things he must have seen and the history he must have lived...


20 posted on 02/28/2011 12:28:48 AM PST by Crucial
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To: Mmogamer

I can only imagine. and God and the Angels welcome home, Mr. Frank Buckles. Well Done! Mr. Frank Buckles your buddies are right here. Let the celebration begin!


21 posted on 02/28/2011 3:24:56 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Mmogamer
Godspeed soldier

Pershing's Last Patriot

22 posted on 02/28/2011 3:33:48 AM PST by Daffynition ( DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Mmogamer
If I may share the last few lines of an Australian soldiers song in tribute here:

And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men still answer the call
But as year follows year more old men disappear
Some day no one will march there at all

23 posted on 02/28/2011 5:07:12 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCekeoSTwg&feature=related .. Liam Clancy - Band Played Waltzing Matilda


24 posted on 02/28/2011 5:29:29 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VktJNNKm3B0&feature=related .. Another version of .. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - John McDermott .. submitted with tears


25 posted on 02/28/2011 5:44:05 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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