America’s Last Doughboy Turns 110

 

Frank Buckles, the Missouri native who is America’s last doughboy, turns 110 years old today.

Buckles is doing well at his home in West Virginia, hunkering down against the winter weather.

“We’ve got cake and ice cream,” said Buckles’ daughter, Susannah Flanagan. “We’re just going to stay inside until spring.”

Buckles enlisted in the Army in 1917. He drove an ambulance in France during World War I and is the last surviving U.S. veteran of that war. Buckles visited the Liberty Memorial in 2008.

America’s Last Doughboy Turns 110

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