Frank Woodruff Buckles - Bethany, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 16.137 W 094° 02.097
15T E 412003 N 4458122
Quick Description: Frank Woodruff Buckles, was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1917 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2013 4:10:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMJDZX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of Memorial: Hassison County
Location of Memorial: Main St. (MO W) & 16th St., courthouse lawn, Bethany
Memorial Text:

LAST OF THE
AMERICAN DOUGHBOYS

Corporal
FRANK WOODRUFF BUCKLES
February 1, 1901 - February 27, 2011
Harrison County Native

Last surviving American Veterans of World War I
In his final years he cam to represent the
Entire generation who fought and won
"THE GREAT WAR"

Famous for outliving his compatriots
He represents all Americans who served
in WWI with honor but with little
recognition

Honorary Chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation
Interred at Arlington National Cemetery
France's Legion of Honor Recipient

If you wish to read more about this man:
Pershing's Last Patriot NY Times Library of Congress
L.A. Times     Department of Defense

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
courthouse lawn, no posted hours, just common sense.


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

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