Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Last Doughboy


An era ends, with the passing of America's sole remaining veteran of the Great War

Frank Buckles, A.E.F.


(photo by David DeJonge)


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I'm so pleased to have made his acquaintance.

Mannie

2 comments:

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

He was such an amazing man--honor, respect, sacrifice--just a few of the words to describe him.

If you can swing the trip to DC, give him a last salute from me.

Jeff said...

The last survivor of the AEF. A remarkable man from a remarkable body of men. May he be granted eternal rest.