Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles

Name Frank Buckles
Profession War Hero
Date of Birth 1901-02-01
Place of Birth Bethany, MO
Age 110 yrs
Death Date 2011-02-27
Birth Sign Aquarius

About Frank Buckles

Best known, at the time of his death, as the last living World War I veteran, he chaired the World War I Memorial Foundation. As a result of his wartime service in the United States Army, he earned a World War I Victory Medal.

Early Life Experience of Frank Buckles

After working for a time as a banker and telegraph operator, he enlisted in late 1917 in the United States Army.

Trivia Info

While working as a merchant in the years following World War I, he was taken by the Japanese as a World War II prisoner-of-war.

Family Life and Relationship

His marriage to Audrey Mayo resulted in a daughter named Susannah.

Close Associates

French President Jacques Chirac presented Buckles with the French Legion of Honour award decades after Buckles’ service in World War I.

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