Monday, November 10, 2008

Frank Woodruff Buckles, Last U.S. WWI Vet

Updated February 23, 2009
November 11, 2008 marks the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. There are only a handful of veterans of that war still alive; the U.S. has only one -- 108 year old Frank Woodruff Buckles of West Virginia. In 2007, his local television station interviewed him:


  1. Wow! That interview gave me chills. He certainly didn't look 106 in that interview, and he has a good handle on his wits. Thanks for sharing that video!

  2. Frank just turned 108. He is still in excellent health.

  3. Thanks for the information, Mr. McGilvray. I've updated the post with his correct age.