Yesterday the world lost the last surviving veteran of the First world war. Mr. Buckles Enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1917 at the age of 16, and then served in Europe during the Great war being discharged from service in 1920. During the Second World War Mr. Buckles was a Civilian POW Being Captured by the Japanese in 1942. In recent years Mr. Buckles had been an advocate for a National Monument to Veterans of the First world war.
The world has lost a great man
Rest in Peace Frank W. Buckles