Feb 28, 2011

The Last Doughboy

RIP: WWI Vet Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles, the last of the World War I Doughboys, passed away yesterday of natural causes in his Gap View Farm home near Charles Town, West Virginia. He was 110.

From CNN: [cnn.]
Buckles, who served as a U.S. Army ambulance driver in Europe during what became known as the “Great War,” rose to the rank of corporal before the war ended. He came to prominence in recent years, in part because of the work of [spokesman David] DeJonge, a Michigan portrait photographer who had undertaken a project to document the last surviving veterans of that war.
RIP Frank.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is truly sad that we have come to this day of losing the last member of living history. It's amazing he lived that long, and I have no doubt he will be missed. Those soldiers that died need a proper memorial in Washington, D.C., and I hope day they'll have it.