Major Harris Posted January 30, 2011 Share Posted January 30, 2011 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. http://journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/556960.htmlRIP Mr. Buckles http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/555193/Project-set-to-honor-Buckles.html?nav=5006 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. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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