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Frank Buckles, last American survivor of WWI, dead at 110

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CHARLES TOWN - Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I, died peacefully in his home in Charles Town of natural causes at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

His death was confirmed late Sunday night by family spokesman David DeJonge.


RIP Mr. Buckles


CHARLES TOWN - Great American heroes are often commemorated with grand statues, and although World War I veteran Frank Woodruff Buckles doesn't consider himself a hero, he's certainly a national treasure.

There's a move afoot to raise money for the creation of bronze sculptures that would honor Buckles, who is the last surviving American World War I veteran, and one of only three WWI veterans left in the world.

Fundraising efforts also will focus on creating a documentary on Buckles' life, and the campaign will kick off Monday - just before his 110th birthday on Tuesday.

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