Remembering Frank Buckles

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:07am

Frank Buckles, the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died at 110.

Frank Buckles, America's last surviving World War I veteran, has died at the age of 110.

A family spokesman says Buckles passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Buckles served in England and France after lying about his age in order to enlist.

During World War II he spent time as a civilian prisoner of war in the Philippines.

In recent years Buckles worked as an advocate for a proposed World War I national memorial.
 

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