Frank Buckles

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Birthday
1, 1901
Birthplace
Bethany, MO
Death Date
Feb 27, 2011 (110)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1901
Birthplace
Bethany, MO
Death Date
Feb 27, 2011 (110)

About

Best known, at the time of his death, as the last living World War I veteran, he chaired the World War I Memorial Foundation. As a result of his wartime service in the United States Army, he earned a World War I Victory Medal.

Before Fame

After working for a time as a banker and telegraph operator, he enlisted in late 1917 in the United States Army.

Trivia

While working as a merchant in the years following World War I, he was taken by the Japanese as a World War II prisoner-of-war.

Family Life

His marriage to Audrey Mayo resulted in a daughter named Susannah.

Associated With

French President Jacques Chirac presented Buckles with the French Legion of Honour award decades after Buckles' service in World War I.