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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.

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from washingtonpost.com

Last U.S. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles dies at 110

The last U.S. WWI veteran, Frank W. Buckles, passed away Sunday at the age of 110. Our flag waves @ half-mast in his memory. #InGratefulMemory

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from nytimes.com

Frank Buckles, Last of World War I Doughboys, Dies at 110

Frank Buckles, died at 110 in Feb 2011 - Last American World War I veteran

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Frank Buckles In February 2011 Frank Buckles the last American veteran of WW1 died at at his home in Charleston, West Virginia at the age of 110.  He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.  Flags were flown at half-staff on Capitol Hill. Pres. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made a secret trip to the site to visit the family before the burial. In 1917 in order to enlist in the army, Mister Buckles lied to recruiters telling them he was 18 when in fact he was…

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British Museum - Buckle from the sword belt from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon, 7th century AD From Mound 1, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England

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Bird-Shaped Brooch Date: second half 6th century Culture: Frankish Medium: Gold sheet with filigree and granulation and inlays of garnet and glass Dimensions: Overall: 1 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4 x 2 x 0.5 cm) Classification: Metalwork

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Frank Buckles, the last US veteran of the First World War, in 1917, aged 16. He lied about his age to enlist, failing to join the marines and the navy, but succeeding with the army. He died in 2011, aged 110

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