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.
RIP Mr. Buckles. Deb #13, The National World War I Memorial is located in Kansas City. Beautiful memorial!
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.
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.
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.
Rest well Mr Buckles – thank you for your service to your country
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.
RIP Frank God Bless America and her Freedom. Thank You.
RIP Frank. God Bless America and her Freedom. Thank You from the bottom of our Red, White and Blue hearts.
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.
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?
RIP Sir. Thanks for the services you gave to America. God Bless You
Job well done Frank! I salute you. Fall out!
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?
18. but he lied about his age because they didn't check back then.