Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Star Sabre James, Feb 28, 2011.
Last Living US WWI Vet Dies in W. Va. at Age 110
RIP Frank Buckles.
We Brits lost our last WW1 veteran last year, truly sad when this happens. Won't be long before we lose the generation that remembers WW2.
Australia lost her last man from World War I, John Campbell Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia in June 2009.
Corporal Buckles, rest easy in your honored grave. Go and join the big Two Up game in the sky, the ANZACS would be proud to have you.
Respects and regards from Australia.
Well that sucks...
I didn't know he was America's last WWI vet...RIP.
Sad news. at least he lived a long life and seemed to have no regrets. R.I.P. sir.
solider heaven awaits you as you have done your time in hell. I salute you Corporal Buckles. *salutes*
I was about to post this under a different title, but i am glad it was posted.
I do agree with doomboy536 onthe fact that we are also rapidly losing the surviving Vets of world war II and the Greatest Generation.
With WWII there was hundreds upon hundreds of hours of video footage capturing what actually happened. That coupled with all of the documentaries and series done over the years that interviewed hundreds of WWII vets makes me less sad about the day the last WWII vet dies, because their stories have been captured and preserved for posterity.
I only wish I could say the same for the vets of WWI.
Britain lost their WWI veteran, too. Henry Patch, I think his name was.
RIP, Buckles. Sure did live long.
I hope I can live to be 110 or more. RIP for sure.
World War I gets overlooked so much. In the curriculum I teach, there is a meager 3 pages about WWI, yet an entire chapter devoted to WWII.
RIP to Mr. Buckles, and ALL members of the armed services.
It's only a matter time before all WW2 vetrans are gone too. God i hate getting old and dying.
Rest peacefully now, old warrior. Your battles are over.
Wow. 110!! He went through TWO world wars and still made it to be over a hundred. Amazing.
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