An American Veteran of the First World War

Posted by Kendall Harmon

At the age of 107, Frank Buckles is the last living veteran to serve overseas during World War I. Host Guy Raz checks in with Buckles this Memorial Day to hear about some of his memories of service for the United States.

Listen to it all from NPR.

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Posted May 27, 2008 at 7:17 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Chip Johnson, cj wrote:

Not only did Mr. Buckles serve with distinction in WWI, he was taken in Manilla at the onset of WWII, and was interned by the Japanese for several years as well.

May 27, 2:59 pm | [comment link]
2. Charles wrote:

Mr. Buckles was in Kansas City on Sunday at the performance by the Kansas City Symphony outside of Union Station.  It was truly an honor to be able to celebrate Memorial Day with him.

May 27, 6:36 pm | [comment link]
3. Bill Matz wrote:

Our celebration had a 101st Airborne veteran of the Bastogne siege. Amazingly, this 82-year was recently in the paper. He was accosted by a would be mugger. He told the kid, “You’ll need a lot bigger knife than that,” and proceeded to kick the mugger “strategically”, leaving him writhing on the pavement. Predictably, he refused my offer of a ride home, preferring to walk.

May 27, 11:47 pm | [comment link]
4. Irenaeus wrote:

Bill [#3]: Wow!

May 28, 1:22 am | [comment link]
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