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 Last WWI Veteran Passes 


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      Posted: 28 Feb 2011 16:00 Profile United States

Frank Buckles, the last surviving World War I veteran, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 110. Mr Buckles, a former Corporal in the U.S. Army, served as an ambulance driver in Europe during the “Great War”. Years later, during WWII, Mr Buckles was captured by the Japanese while working on a merchant vessel in the Philippines. He spent more than three years as a prisoner of war before being freed by U.S. troops.

President Obama issued a statement Monday on Buckles' passing, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama were "inspired" by Buckles' story.

Frank Buckles lived the American Century," Obama's statement said. "Like so many veterans, he returned home, continued his education, began a career, and along with his late wife Audrey, raised their daughter Susannah. We join Susannah and all those who knew and loved her father in celebrating a remarkable life that reminds us of the true meaning of patriotism and our obligations to each other as Americans."

God speed Frank Buckles, we thank you for your service to our country.

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      Posted: 28 Feb 2011 16:18 Profile Satellite Provider

Rest in peace, Soldier.


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      Posted: 28 Feb 2011 17:31 Profile United States

My thoughts and prayers to his family. Frank Buckles was a great person.. a great veteran. He will forever be remembered as a true patriot.

RIP Frank Buckles
You will never be forgotten

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      Posted: 28 Feb 2011 19:27 Profile United States

God bless you Frank! My sincere Condolences to his family


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      Posted: 01 Mar 2011 08:44 Profile

Rest In Peace !


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      Posted: 01 Mar 2011 23:15 Profile

He was the last surviving U.S. veteran there are still two more verified WWI veterans alive both of whom are British.

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      Posted: 06 Mar 2011 04:18 Profile Poland

110 !? Amazing. He surely couldnt say, that he didnt live his life.

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      Posted: 10 Mar 2011 09:41 Profile

Let us forever honor his passing. Rest in Peace, Soldier.


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      Posted: 10 Mar 2011 14:43 Profile United States

A great part of our history now gone but not never forgotten. R.I.P. to our fallen soldiers.


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      Posted: 16 Mar 2011 20:15 Profile

Thank you for serving and protecting our beloved country and wherever you are up there your having the greatest. God Speed man and to all our fallen heros


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      Posted: 29 Mar 2011 16:29 Profile United States

We all salute this great man and his dedication to our country. Truly a great man!


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      Posted: 30 Mar 2011 14:58 Profile United Kingdom

Yes it is Sad that this man has passed. But he was not the last World War 1 Veteran. British Veterans Claude Stanley Choules and Florence Beatrice Green still survive.

May the Veterans of Britain and the US live on in our memories.

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