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  • Flags at Half-Staff for Final WWI Vet Burial

    03/15/2011 6:18:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | Rich Wisniewski
    The last surviving World War I veteran was laid to rest on Tuesday and as a result Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered all government buildings to lower their flags to half-staff in honor of Frank Buckles. Buckles died in February at the age of 110; he was laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr. Buckles` generation was the first to lift America to its permanent role as a leader on the international stage. He enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age.
  • Congress blocks ceremony for vet; Remains of last US World War I soldier will not lie in Capitol

    03/04/2011 11:32:50 AM PST · by RobertClark · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 03/04/2011 | Alan Fram
    West Virginia's two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes of having the remains of World War I veteran Frank Buckles honored in the Capitol Rotunda were dashed, at least for now. Excerpt due to AP
  • Speaker Boener has lost my respect. (Vanity post)

    03/04/2011 8:02:27 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Speaker Boehner has turned down a request to have Frank Buckles, the last US WWI veteran, lie in state in the Capitol rotunda. This is disgusting. Mr. Buckles was more than just a veteran. He represents every doughboy who served in the Great War.
  • Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies

    02/27/2011 8:39:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 02-27-2011 | staff
    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
  • LWF vets visit 109-year-old WWI comrade Frank Buckles and Halyard Mission veteran Arthur Jibilian

    03/23/2010 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Herald Palladium ^ | March 21, 2010 | William F. Ast III
    NOTE: The following story was published in the Herald Palladium of Southwest Michigan on the same day that Arthur Jibilian, who is featured at the end, passed away. My thanks to Don Alsbro of 'Lest we Forget' for making me aware of this story. Aleksandra Rebic ***** Don Alsbro, left, and Frank Buckles March 2010 Frank Buckles last weekend got a big smile on his face as the Lest We Forget veterans left his house and said they were looking forward to his 110th birthday in 2011. Buckles, 109, is America's last living veteran of World War I. The Lest...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: CPL Frank Buckles ~ February 15, 2010

    02/14/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 206 replies · 1,336+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ CPL Frank Buckles All info and photos from this website.             Frank Woodruff Buckles (born February 1, 1901) is, at age 109, the last living American veteran of World War I.  He currently lives at Gap View Farm, near Charles Town, West Virginia and is the Honorary Chairman of...
  • The Last Doughboy

    05/26/2009 9:31:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 25 May 2009 | George F. Will
    Numbers come precisely from the agile mind and nimble tongue of Frank Buckles, who seems bemused to say that 4,734,991 Americans served in the military during America's involvement in the First World War and that 4,734,990 are gone. He is feeling fine, thank you for asking. The eyes of the last doughboy are still sharp enough for him to be a keen reader, and his voice is still deep and strong at age 107. He must have been a fine broth of a boy when, at 16, persistence paid off and he found, in Oklahoma City, an Army recruiter who...
  • Lessons from the Great War (WW1 vet)

    05/28/2007 12:44:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 769+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2007 | Aamer Madhani
    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Frank Buckles, frail but sharp, surrounds himself with totems from another time and distant lands. A china cabinet is filled with military patches, an old wireless telegraph and other knickknacks he collected while deployed to England, France and Germany. One wall holds a sepia-toned photograph of Buckles as a fresh-faced soldier at age 16 posing with the rest of his Army unit. Another showcases commendations from Congress and the West Virginia governor, as well as a photograph of French President Jacques Chirac pinning the French Legion of Honor medal on Buckles' jacket. And there are his...