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And Then There Were None

Yesterday Frank Buckles, the last surviving World War One American doughboy quietly passed away.  Some may recall the POST I made for him last month.  Alas, he is no longer with us, for entropy respects no one.

The Daily Mail has published a report on his passing: HERE

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam of Corporal Frank Buckles, National Army of the United States.  2LT John T. Donovan, also a veteran of your war, can show you where your bunk is, and don't forget to say hi to his son, the Auld Soldier, for me. He's a relative newby in Fiddler's Green, too, so he can probably show ya the ropes (I hijacked a bit of Boq's post. -the Armorer).

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Mr Buckles earned every last bit of that 110 years.  Now there are only 2 left.  From our side at least.  I wonder if there are any surviving Huns?
 
Entropy sucks. 

Well done, Corporal Buckles.  Fair winds and following seas to ye.  (Or the Army equivalent thereof, whatever that might be)

Tim, Wikipedia says that "The last Central Powers veteran, Franz Künstler of Austria-Hungary, died on 27 May 2008 at the age of 107." 
 
+My grandad will be among the welcoming party. He was in the 42nd Division in Wilson's War.