Oklahoma City – The last surviving United States Veteran of World War I passed away Sunday in his West Virginia home. Frank Buckles, who lived in Charles Town, W.V., died of natural causes, at the age of 110. Buckles grew up in Oklahoma and joined the Army at age 16.
“Frank Buckles’ passing severs a link to one of the world’s most historic events. Untold numbers of people enjoyed the freedom that he defended. Like many other Americans, I mourn the loss of this country’s last World War I veteran,” said President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa.