In Memory: Frank Buckles

The last American World War I veteran died yesterday, he was one of the three remaining survivors of World War I anywhere in the world. In order to enlist he lied about his age–saying he was 21 when he was really 16 back in 1917. He turned 110 on 1 February 2011, and has said that the secret to his long life is Hope.

May he rest in peace.

Hat tip Galina Krasskova.

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