Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Woodruff Buckles - Oldest WWI Soldier

Frank Woodruff Buckles (February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011), born Wood Buckles, was one of the last three surviving World War I veterans in the world, and was the last living American veteran of the war. At the time of his death, Buckles was also the oldest verified World War I veteran in the world, and the second-oldest male military veteran in the world. Although not in the military at the time, Buckles spent the majority of World War II as a prisoner of war. After the world wars, he lived at Gap View Farm, in Charles Town, West Virginia, and was the Honorary Chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation.

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