The Last US Veteran of World War I Has Died

Frank Buckles at 16

Frank Buckles, recent photo

Frank Buckles, the last surviving US World War I veteran, has died at 110 years of age.

Born in Missouri in 1901 and raised in Oklahoma, Buckles visited a string of military recruiters after the United States entered the “war to end all wars” in April 1917. He was repeatedly rejected before convincing an Army captain he was 18. He was actually 16 1/2.

submitted by Graeme Wagoner-Lynch via The New York Times

photos via The Library of Congress

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