Florence Green, last known surviving Great War veteran, dies aged 110

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Not to be confused with Frank Buckles, the last surviving American WWI veteran, who drove ambulances near the front in the war's last year and who also died at 110, in 2011, or Harry Patch, the last surviving fighting veteran of the war - the "last fighting Tommy," he served in the trenches - and died in his native England in 2009 aged 111. (And, for those keeping score at home, the last surviving Canadian war veteran was John Babcock, who trained in England but never fought actively, dying in 2010 at age 109.)

    Florence Green, Last World War I Veteran, Dies at 110 (New York Times)
    more, with a picture of still-spry-looking Ms. Green at 109, at NYT link above
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Rest in Peace. Thank you for your selfless service in time of war.
     
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    Neat story from your link:

     

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