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    Last U.S. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles dies at 110


    Frank W. Buckles died Sunday, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110, having achieved a singular feat of longevity that left him proud and a bit bemused.

    In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I, and Mr. Buckles, a cordial fellow of gentle humor, was the last known survivor. "I knew there'd be only one someday," he said a few years back. "I didn't think it would be me."



    Last U.S. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles dies at 110


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    "Every last one of us Yanks believed we'd wrap this thing up in a month or two and head back home before harvest," he said. "In other words, we were the typical cocky Americans no one wants around until they need help winning a war."
    Mr Buckles's secret to longevity: "When you think you're dying," his son-in-law once heard him quip, "don't."
    Because Mr. Buckles served just one hitch in the Army and returned from France with no wounds or medals for bravery, he was eligible under Arlington National Cemetery protocols only for inurnment in a vault for cremated remains. In March 2008, however, the Bush administration ordered a rare exception for an old corporal of the so-called war to end all wars, and for the passing of living memory.
    Mr. Buckles wanted a grave site at Arlington and a traditional white marble headstone. And he will get his wish.
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    Thanks for posting this about Mr. Buckles.
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