Remembering Frank Buckles, the Last World War I Veteran

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Ten years ago, on February 27, 2011, America's last World War I veteran passed away. Frank Buckles was 110 years old. Four years earlier, we visited with Mr. Buckles to learn his story.
In this special edition of "Veterans Chronicles" narrated by Greg Corombos, you'll learn about the determination of Mr. Buckles to join the Army despite not being old enough, the reaction in Europe when the Americans arrived and when the war ended, how he ended up in a Japanese prison camp for more than three years as a private citizen during World War II and much more.
Don't miss this special feature on America's last World War I veteran.

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