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Last US WWI Vet Frank Buckles Passes at 110

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#1 dash rip rock

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:24 AM

Frank Buckles, last US veteran of WWI, dies in W.Va. at age 110; advocated for war memorial - News1130
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

R.I.P. Frank! :(
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

Another sad day.

R.I.P. Frank the last of American Allies of the Great War.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:39 PM

At least he had a long life and died peacefully. The world will miss him.
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." ~ Albert Einstein

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:53 PM

R.I.P Frank Buckles :poppy: and thank you for your service
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:47 AM

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A local sculptor is working on creating a statue of Mr. Buckles that ultimately will be erected in Washington, D.C. Here is the story from my local paper
History lost as WWI vet dies - phillyBurbs.com : Courier Times

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

Sadly there is some dispute going on concerning the proposed honor of having Buckles lie in state at the Capitol rotunda.

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News from The Associated Press

Hope this gets resolved soon, and in Buckles favor.

And this is a related story concerning the remaining WW1 vets that are known of.

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http://hosted.ap.org...EMPLATE=DEFAULT
Happy Trails,
Clint.




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