Last US World War I veteran Frank Buckles dies aged 110
Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known US veteran of World War I, died Sunday at age 110, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported.
A family spokesman told the newspaper that Buckles had died peacefully at his farm near Charles Town, West Virginia.
The last known American veteran who served in World War I was said to be in great spirits earlier this month as he celebrated his 110th birthday at his farmhouse with his daughter and his 24-hour-a-day caregivers.
Buckles enlisted in the US Military at age 16 and joined the ambulance service. He was sent to England in late 1917, before heading to France in 1918.
By World War II, Buckles was no longer serving in the military, but was taken prisoner by the Japanese while working in the steamship business in the Philippines, and held for over three years.
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