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Old 02-01-11, 02:28 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living WWI Veteran

Sir, I know you will not be seeing this post, but I salute you the same. Thank you.

http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=...&storyid=93586
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Old 02-01-11, 03:17 PM   #2
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At first I thought he was a member.


Is he not logging in here any more? Too old for a computer? Wow people who ride live longer....
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Old 02-01-11, 04:07 PM   #3
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My old neighbor. 5 yrs younger than my great-grandfather who emigrated here only to get drafted and shipped back 'over there'
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Amazing. Thanks for mentioning it.
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Last one? No, that can't be right.

<trots off to Wikipedia>

Yeah, I knew it. There are actually three documented veterans of the First World War still alive, not just one:
List of surviving veterans of World War I.

Though that number probably won't stay the same very long.
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Old 02-01-11, 08:32 PM   #6
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Last one? No, that can't be right.

<trots off to Wikipedia>

Yeah, I knew it. There are actually three documented veterans of the First World War still alive, not just one:
List of surviving veterans of World War I.

Though that number probably won't stay the same very long.
I didn't think a refined dandy like you would miss the title:"Nations last doughboy"
Our nation does not include the Limeys or Cannuckers also.
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Old 02-01-11, 08:43 PM   #7
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I didn't think a refined dandy like you would miss the title:"Nations last doughboy"
Either my seeing isn't so good anymore, or I'll be darned if I can see what you're referring to in the title. Looks like "Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living WWI Veteran" to me, which, not meaning to be pedantic or anything, I knew off the top of my head to not be true. There are actually three left.

For now, anyway!
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My mistake...

Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living US WWI Veteran
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Refering to the news headline,not the thread title from the other nut down the street from me.

People do seem to have a long life span in West-By-God.
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People do seem to have a long life span in West-By-God.
Among states, WV had the 3rd oldest mean age and the 5th shortest lifespan
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