US's Last Known WWI Vet Turns 108
The last known U.S. military veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles turned 108 on Sunday.
The national World War I veterans group, of which he is the commander and sole member, used to publish a newsletter. Each issue counted down the number of old doughboys still around. As the number got smaller and smaller, "I realized I'd be one of the last," he said, "but I never thought I'd be the last."
He grinned slowly and added, "Of course, if it has to be somebody, it might as well be me."
[Happy birthday, Frank. The man upstairs must have saved the best for last. - Sarge]