Last Surviving WWI veteran honored at White House

March 8, 2008 at 11:39 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Yesterday 107 year old Frank Buckles was honored at the White House for his service in World War I. As a 15 year old he lied about his age to enlist in the army and shipped out to France. After his military career ended Mr. Buckles worked for the White Star Lines (Titanic) and was held as a civilian POW in the Philippines during World War II.

Here’s part one of a two part interview with Mr. Buckles shot in 2007. His stories must be endless and fascinating.

The Library of Congress has a page with more info about Mr. Buckles that was recorded as part of the veteran’s history project. Linked here.

The DOD World War I page has more info about Mr. Buckles as well as the war itself. Nice web design for a government site. Linked here.

I was surprised to learn that Mr. Buckles lives not far from my father’s house. Small world.

Watch part two of the video after the jump.

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