Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Frank Buckles, Last WWI Veteran Dies: A Lifetime Journey Kick Started By War

"After the passage of another birthday; as well as five attempts passing through the Navy and Marine recruiters in two different cities; the simple addition of adding five years to his age; and claiming to Army recruiters in Oklahoma City that there were no public records of births in Missouri --Frank Buckles was accepted into the United States Army. He was sixteen, though to the Army, he was twenty-one."
Read more at: The Kitchen Dispatch

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