02-05-2010, 05:29 PM #1
Only living American WWI vet turns 109 in W.Va.
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – America's last surviving World War I veteran is now 109.
Frank Woodruff Buckles celebrated his birthday Monday with family and friends at his home in West Virginia.
Buckles, who was born in Harrison County, Mo., says he hopes to celebrate at least a few more.
And he has one wish that he's waiting on Congress to grant: Buckles wants to see the dedication of a new World War I memorial in Washington, D.C.
I hope they agree to a WW1 memorial before he dies. What's the problem with that?
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02-08-2010, 01:08 PM #2
Thanks for posting DK! Isn't it amazing to think of all of the changes this man has seen over his lifetime. When he went off to fight in WWI cars were a new novelty. He was alive when the Titanic sunk. He has seen the invention of the television and 'talkie' movies. Amazing. Being a history 'buff' I would love to sit down and pick his brain for a while.'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
02-09-2010, 02:16 AM #3
God bless Mr. Buckles!
02-09-2010, 03:07 AM #4
Happy Birthday Frank. And Washington, do the right thing and get a memorial built stat!
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