Sunday, February 27, 2011

Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies

Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
Frank Buckles is seen on his 109th birthday in February 2010, in his home in Charles Town, West Virginia.
 
(CNN) 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...

2 comments:

belinda said...

We could have written his obit in a much more creative way. First off we would have said, Frank Buckles - dies unexpectantly.

Cause is still under investigation.... No one saw it coming. :(
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Can we understand how old 110 is?
My mother in law is 93 and she remembers flappers!! Her grandfather use to yell at her aunts because their dresses were above the knee but then again he was use to the dresses brushing the ground.

Ray from MN said...

The last undisputed Civil War veteran died in Duluth, MN, a mile from where I was born.

http://attic.areavoices.com/2011/02/28/last-union-civil-war-vet-dies-in-duluth-1956/

http://is.gd/Sl3RV9 Albert Woolson Wiki

There are three rebs who claim they were older, but their service records can't be found.