Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
Frank Buckles is seen on his 109th birthday in February 2010, in his home in Charles Town, West Virginia.
February 27th, 2011
11:03 PM ET

Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies

Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a
spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.

Buckles "died peacefully in his home of natural causes" early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge.

Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had
earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his
daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia.

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  1. Patrick

    RIP Mr. Buckles. Deb #13, The National World War I Memorial is located in Kansas City. Beautiful memorial!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Soldiers Daughter

    God blessed us with these men and women .we should all be thankful to them. R.I.P Mr. BUCKLES.I solute you and Thank You.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. R.L. Hunter

    The last WWI veteran at the American Legion post my father belonged to died about ten years ago. The stories they would tell, not just about the war but life in general back then were amazing. R.I.P. Mr. Buckles It's sad to see you go.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jean M. Catsakis

    Farewell to a great American and Army veteran of World War I, Frank W. Buckles! It was a privilege to meet you in 2008. We salute and thank you for your service to our country. Be at peace at your Heavenly home.
    Jean Catsakis and members of the Sara De Soto Chapter, DAR, Sarasota, FL.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Meh

    Rest well Mr Buckles – thank you for your service to your country

    February 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jean M. Catsakis

    Farewell to a great American and Army veteran of World War I, Frank W. Buckles! May you rest at peace in your Heavenly Home. Thank you for your courage and service to our country. It was a privilege to meet you in 2008.
    Jean M. Catsakis and members of the Sara De Soto Chapter, DAR, Sarasota, FL.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Gayle Tiffany-Loftus

    RIP Frank God Bless America and her Freedom. Thank You.

    February 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Gayle Tiffany-Loftus

    RIP Frank. God Bless America and her Freedom. Thank You from the bottom of our Red, White and Blue hearts.

    February 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Elizabeth wolfe

    With all due respect, why have we had tons more about ww2 than ww1? I cannot seem to find enough info on my grandpa's generation.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Elizabeth wolfe

    With all due respect, why have we had tons more about ww2 than ww1? I cannot seem to find enough info on my grandpa's generation. What was his rank?

    February 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. George

    RIP Sir. Thanks for the services you gave to America. God Bless You

    February 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Paul Zickus

    Job well done Frank! I salute you. Fall out!

    March 1, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Paul Zickus

    Fall out!

    March 1, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Raf Solo

    if he was born in 1900 that means that he must have been in the war right near it's end considering the war lasted from 1914 to 1918. What was the age limit at the time?

    March 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • whitnee jonas

      18. but he lied about his age because they didn't check back then.

      March 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Alex

    Anthony, we all take solace in knowing he passed peacefully and in the good company of his loved ones, and with a record of selfless service to his country as his legacy. May we all be so fortunate.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
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