Monday, February 28, 2011

Last U.S. Veteran of WWI Dies

The last surviving U.S. veteran of World War One (aka "the war to end all wars") has died.

According to the story HERE, army veteran Frank Buckles died this week at age 110.

Only two other people who served in that war from 1914-1918 are still alive - one a Brit and the other an Australian. It would seem that within the next year or so, the world will lose it's only remaining eye witnesses to "The Great War."

Here are a few pictures I took of the famous World War I battlefield Belleau Wood when I visited there in 1994. In this location, U.S. forces advanced and defeated German defenders in a fierce battle.

NOTE: All pictures taken by Marc Osborn. Any use is prohibited unless acquiring written permssion from  Marc Osborn in advance.

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