Last U.S. World War I veteran dies –

Buckles, who served as a U.S. Army ambulance driver in Europe during what became known as the “Great War,” rose to the rank of corporal before the war ended. He came to prominence in recent years, in part because of the work of DeJonge, a Michigan portrait photographer who had undertaken a project to document the last surviving veterans of that war.

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Plus he was held by the Japanese for three years during WWII. That’s one heck of a tough guy.

2 thoughts on “Last U.S. World War I veteran dies –”

  1. What a blessing for him to live long enough to be influential in restoring the war memorial. in Washington D.C. And what a blessing for us to be able to honor him for his contributions.

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