Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies:

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Just saw it on CNN. A piece of our history is gone forever. Farewell brave soldier, and may you go to your eternal rest. God Bless. sad

edited 1st Mar '11 8:16:06 AM by SecretLink

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2 pvtnum111st Mar 2011 09:03:03 AM from Kerbin low orbit , Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
I listened to the interview he did on NPR three years ago.

"Adventure found me, and found me often."

My great-grandfather tried doing the lying-about-his-age thing to get into WWI, also, he wanted to be a fighter pilot - but he was only 14 at the time, so fat chance of that happening. Ended up rafting up and down upstate New York instead for a year or two.
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3 pagad1st Mar 2011 09:19:01 AM from perfidious Albion , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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There's only one confirmed combat veteran of WW1 left now. It's a miracle they've survived this long.
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4 CaissasDeathAngel1st Mar 2011 10:55:15 AM from Dumfries, SW Scotland , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Though there are one or two other non-combat veterans of the war remaining.

Britain has promised a state funeral for the last survivor I think, though as he's in Australia I don't know if we'll actually do it.
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5 Usht1st Mar 2011 11:05:51 AM from an arbitrary view point.
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Well, only one thing I can say...

Thanks for fighting for us, despite, or even because of, what many of us are. Many thanks.
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Farewell, Corporal Frank Buckles. An american hero if ever there was. You will be missed.
7 Barkey1st Mar 2011 09:42:14 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Sad to think that in my lifetime I'll probably see the last WW2 survivors go too.
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[up] Same deal if you talk about any war veteran around the world. Whether or not they were conscripted, many went through hell and back, living to tell the tale. This is the reason Veterans/Armed Forces/Armistice/Remembrance Day is around; they're meant to honor the fallen and vets since WWI.

edited 2nd Mar '11 12:55:25 AM by MalagasyParrot

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