2.28.2011

Frank Woodruff Buckles, WWI's Last Surviving American Veteran, Dies at 110

The New York Times reports that Buckles passed away on Sunday, at age 110.

He was only a corporal and he never got closer than 30 or so miles from the Western Front trenches, but Mr. Buckles became something of a national treasure as the last living link to the two million men who served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France in “the war to end all wars.”
In our 2007 theme issue, "Lost at War," we featured a piece by Buckles. Read his story here.

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