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Posted on 02/27/2011 8:39:21 PM PST by Red Badger
Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Buckles died peacefully in his home of natural causes early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia
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Rest in peace and thank you.
God’s speed and thank you. May you find everlasting comfort and rest in the arms of God.
A chapter of our history is closed. The end of an era, the last soldier standing.
RIP Frank Buckles.
I hope there are plans for a state funeral and/or flags at half mast nationwide in honor of that entire generation.
Here is a trailer for a film about him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZoaUf3fvQg
Rest in peace, Mr. Buckles. Thank you for your service.
Also survived 3 years as a civilian POW in the Philippines during WW2.
He also spent 3 1/2 years in a Japanese prison camps.
RIP, Sir. Just think the link to our history. He grew up acquainted with Civil War veterans.
May he rest in eternal peace, knowing that when it mattered, he did make a difference.
One era dies and another begins.
Yes, that's a great idea. As the last representative of the doughboys, Mr. Buckles certainly deserves it.
RIP Frank Buckles, we thank you for your service.
And Civil War veterans were acquainted with American Revolution veterans. Indeed, the links are remarkable.
Holy mackerel ... he slowed down after his last birthday, at 109. Said by his daughter, who’s probably tapping 80 or more. What incredible genes they must have. God Bless Mr. Buckles for his long life, and service to our country.
“I hope there are plans for a state funeral and/or flags at half mast nationwide in honor of that entire generation.”
Given the current regime, I would be quite surprised if that were to happen....
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