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(2220 days ago)
9/22/08 Sun. There are many men who lived and died in battle that is why the US is a great country and I as a veteran am proud of that.
(2315 days ago)
Amazing story! You can more info from wikipedia about his life... including his POW experience in Japan.
(2329 days ago)
OH THAT EVERY SENIOR CLASS ACROSS AMERICA COULD GRASP THE STRENGTH IN THIS MAN YET TO DAY, AS A HERO OF WORLD WAR I AND FEEL THE URGENCY TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. WE SUPPORT THEM ALL THE WYA!
(2329 days ago)
To see a gentleman such as this - wow! He enlisted at 16. We are lucky to hear him and experience his story
(2329 days ago)
Great story. More amazing that he was a POW in WWII as a civilian in the Philippines. Slave Labor camp, etc. Self-made man. True patriot.

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Frank Buckles
Corporal, USA
Mr. Buckles, 106 years old at the time of his interview, and one of three known surviving Americans left who served his country during WWI, tells his piece of history. He recalls proudly how when he went to France as an ambulance driver, "we were inexperienced, but we were welcome."

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