Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles, RIP -- February 28, 2011

Corporal Frank Buckles, the last surviving US Doughboy from World War One, has died. Thank you, Mr Buckles for your service to our country. He volunteered at 16 and lied about his age. Working for a shipping company, he was captured in Manilla during World War Two and held as a civilian prisoner until he was liberated by US paratrooper and Philipine guerillas.

There are only two known survivors of World War One, both British.

The image is an early edition of George M Cohan's "Over There," illustrated by Norman Rockwell.

This is the 900th entry in this blog.

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