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