The last US WWI vet has passed...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by brett636, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Its kind of a somber thought to think that from now on WWI will be like the rest of our countries past wars with only history books marking its significance and nobody is left to give their first hand accounts of what happened during this monumental change in both world and U.S. history.

    RIP Frank Buckles, you were the last of a great generation!
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I couldn't find any stats on what percentage of WWII vets were still alive but the VA says they are dying at a rate of 900 a day.

    2/3rd's of all Vienam vets are already dead. 2.5 million served in Vietnam and 850,000 are still alive. Sadly 15 million claim to have served.

    Rest In Peace Frank Buckles. I salute you.

  3. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    RIP Frank...thanks for your service.
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    that leave only two other left, C S Choules of Australia, Royal Navy age 109
    F B Green of England, Women's RAF, who just turned 110
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member