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. RUFFNUTT

    rip frank.. god bless you..

    February 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Davis

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Buckles. Thankyou for your Service and Sacrifices for America.
    I Salute You Sir, Sincerely.

    February 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    Take the wishes of a grateful nation to heaven and share them with your comrades in arms soldier. Thank you for your service.

    February 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Colorado Wellington

    Thank you, Frank Buckles, and rest in peace. Let's pray that many honorable men go in your footsteps. God bless you and God bless America.

    February 28, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mrs sippy

    Rest in peace

    February 28, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tony

    Thats amazing. This man was born in 1900 and lived to see it all.

    February 28, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Colleen

    Thank you, Frank Buckles for your amazing courage and dedication while serving our country. May you rest in peace among your fellow brothers in arms. I salute you, Sir. God Bless you.

    February 28, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sherri

    Wow, think of the things he saw over the course of his lifetime. I hope his family knows how much we appreciate what he did.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. pw

    A true american hero. RIP

    February 28, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Chris

    Go with God, Mr. Buckles. With your help, we will never forget...

    February 28, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Deb Ghostwriter

    RIP, Sir. Condolences to his family. Charles Town, WV and America are proud of your service. May your dream of a National WWl memorial become a reality.

    February 28, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pip

    Talk about being a witness to history!

    The man saw everything from the first cars to unmanned exploration of the solar system. That within itself inspires me to wonder what I'll see in my lifetime.

    My condolences to his family on their loss.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Marc

    Mr Buckles once said something in an interview that I've added to my list of all time favorite quotes: In answer to a question as to what he attributed his longevity, he responded something to the effect of, "I've learned that when you think you're going to die... just DON'T." Priceless.

    Mr. Buckles, thank you for your service... R.I.P.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    Rest in peace, sir. You certainly deserve it!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mitchell

    Thank you Mr.Buckles, a great generation of men. Rest in peace sir.

    February 28, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
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