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To: furquhart
He did not see action.

Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 106, is the last living WWI U.S. veteran to finish basic training and be stationed overseas prior to the end of the war.

There's only one left who actually was stationed overseas in WWI.

One.

4 posted on 12/20/2007 11:40:36 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

He turns 107 on February 1st.


5 posted on 12/20/2007 11:41:59 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
There's only one left who actually was stationed overseas in WWI.

Lately it has occured to me that mortality sucks. I would be lying if I said that I am not afraid of it.

6 posted on 12/20/2007 11:44:43 PM PST by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

And actually, Buckles (though he served in France as a driver for officers) did not see combat.

So all of the American WWI combat veterans are gone now.


7 posted on 12/20/2007 11:46:39 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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