Frank Buckles (1901 - 2011) the last American veteran of World War I, drove ambulances in France and later spent years in an internment camp after Japan's invasion of the Philippines in WWII. He was 110.
Frank Buckles in a wheel chair is talking to George W. Bush. Frank Woodruff Buckles (born Wood Buckles, February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was a United States Army soldier and the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe.