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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Death of Frank Buckles Pershing's Last Patriot

Frank Buckles We tend to get so caught up in the now and our own lives that we tend to forget about the past. We read the news of current events and politics, going to news sites where we see more stories about Charlie Sheen or some crazed Republican politician than about real people - people who actually do matter.

Last Sunday the 27th of March, Frank Buckles the last known American to have fought in WWI died at the age of 110. The man joined the Army at the age of 16 lying about his age, before being sent to fight in the war driving an ambulance. During WWII he was captured by the Japanese and was sent a prison camp where he spend 3 and a half years before being rescued.

After returning to the U.S. he got married, had a family owned a farm where he could be seen riding his tractor even at the age of 106. Frank will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

It's sad that this mans death ended up buried in the back pages of some news papers, yet Michael Jacksons death fills a stadium in California.

To learn more about Frank visit:
Pershing's Last Patriot
frankbuckles.com
Frank Buckles, Pershings Last Patriot








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