Last World War I Veteran Buried at Arlington

By: AP
By: AP

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The last American veteran of World War I has been laid to rest.
Frank Buckles was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery, just 50 yards from the gravesite of Gen. John Pershing, under whose command he served.
Buckles' flag-draped casket was carried to the gravesite on a caisson led by seven horses. After the service, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli handed the flag to Buckles' daughter, Susannah Flanagan.
Before the burial, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden paid their respects to Buckles and offered condolences to his daughter.
Buckles lied about his age to enlist at age 16 and outlived the approximately 2 million Americans who served in WWI.

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  • by lansing623 on Mar 16, 2011 at 02:04 AM
    A simple Thank You is not enough, but Thank You for your protection, We'll Never Forget. R.I.P.
  • by jimmy Location: Dimondale on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM
    That's real history right there! Something to be really proud of. Makes you think it really wasn't long ago that the world wasn't as we see it today. Gotta be thankful for what we have!
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