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Frank Buckles

Christmas 1914: It Happened More Than Once

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 03.01.2014 | Good News
Anne Dilenschneider

Over the years, John said, veterans who were part of the 1914 truce often wanted to meet him. In 2010, between concerts in Virginia, John was taken to West Virginia to meet someone who wanted to hear "Christmas in the Trenches."

Andrea Stone

WWI Memorial Advocates Surrender To Local Opposition | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a controversial plan to nationalize a monument to District of Columbia troops who died in World War I have surrendered to ...

Andrea Stone

Daughter Of Last WWI Veteran In Battle Over D.C. War Memorial | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Michigan filmmaker and the daughter of Frank Buckles, who was the last surviving American veteran of World War I, fired the latest sal...

Gray, Norton: D.C. War Memorial Nationalization A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and local veterans joined a chorus of voices against the proposed rededication of the city's loc...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Last World War I Combat Veteran Passes Away

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth...

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Meeting the Needs of a Changing Membership

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Veterans who are finally returning home from arduous combat duty in far-away places after long absences from their loved ones have different needs than the older, established veterans.

Andrea Stone

Last U.S. World War I Veteran Laid To Rest | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. – Frank Buckles, the last American doughboy of World War I, was laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery amid the graves o...

Andrea Stone

Last WWI Vet Buried Today | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last caisson to honor the generation that fought World War I will roll Tuesday afternoon when Army Cpl. Frank Buckles is laid to res...

Mourners Pay Respects To Last WWI Veteran

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Wearing a black POW-MIA beret and a vest emblazoned with "Vietnam Veteran," Charles D. White stood and saluted the flag-draped cask...

Last WWI Vet Will Lie In Basement At Arlington, Not Capitol Rotunda

AOL News | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last American doughboy from World War I will lie in honor in a basement chapel of the amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery -- not the U.S. ...

Congress Blocks Ceremony For Last WWI Vet

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — West Virginia's two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes of having the remains of Wo...

Journalist Recalls Interviewing Last Surviving American WWI Veteran | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I met Frank Woodruff Buckles on a chilly March afternoon in 2007 at his farmhouse in Charles Town, W.Va. He was a mere 106 years old back then. The l...

The Last US World War I Veteran Dies

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

America's oldest World War I veteran, Frank Woodruff Buckles, passed away last night in West Virginia. He was the last U.S. WWI veteran alive. Earl...

The Last US WWI Veteran Turns 110

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frank Buckles is the last remaining U.S. WWI veteran, and he turned 110 today. Buckles' career might even be more amazing than his age however. The v...

Last U.S. WWI Vet Seeks DC War Memorial

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — America's last surviving World War I veteran says Congress should pass legislation to create a memorial in the nation's capi...