Frank W. Buckles at age 16. The last surviving veteran of World War I, who passed away February 27, 2011 at age 110.

Frank W. Buckles at age 16. The last surviving veteran of World War I, who passed away February 27, 2011 at age 110.

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David DeJonge this week released a documentary of Frank Buckles' life, and his quest for a World War I memorial on the National Mall.

David DeJonge this week released a documentary of Frank Buckles' life, and his quest for a World War I memorial on the National Mall.

The last U.S. WWI veteran, Frank W. Buckles, passed away Sunday at the age of 110. Our flag waves @ half-mast in his memory. #InGratefulMemory

The last U.S. WWI veteran, Frank W. Buckles, passed away Sunday at the age of 110. Our flag waves @ half-mast in his memory. #InGratefulMemory

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Frank Buckles in a wheel chair is talking to George W. Bush. Frank Woodruff Buckles (born Wood Buckles, February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was a United States Army soldier and the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe.

Frank Buckles in a wheel chair is talking to George W. Bush. Frank Woodruff Buckles (born Wood Buckles, February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was a United States Army soldier and the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe.

Veteran: Frank Buckles survived World War I - he was only 16 when he joined - and the Japanese prison camps in the Philippines during World War II

Veteran: Frank Buckles survived World War I - he was only 16 when he joined - and the Japanese prison camps in the Philippines during World War II

Thank you for your Service, Frank Buckles -last living U.S. WWI vet, Feb. 27, 2011 age 110.  Thank you, to the Frank Buckles long line of family members!

Thank you for your Service, Frank Buckles -last living U.S. WWI vet, Feb. 27, 2011 age 110. Thank you, to the Frank Buckles long line of family members!

You think you're the only one not to be tested? Ha! Try me, bitchhh.

You think you're the only one not to be tested? Ha! Try me, bitchhh.

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Saying Goodbye:  America's Last Doughboy (Frank Buckles) by Ashley Bernardi - Great Article

Saying Goodbye: America's Last Doughboy (Frank Buckles) by Ashley Bernardi - Great Article

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This August 1917 file photo provided by the Buckles Family shows Frank Buckles' enlistment photo into the U.S. Army.

This August 1917 file photo provided by the Buckles Family shows Frank Buckles' enlistment photo into the U.S. Army.

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