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PostSubject: America's last WWI veteran dies   Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:59 pm

The last American veteran of WWI has died at the age of 110.

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Other longest surviving veterans of American wars:

Revolutionary War: Lemuel Cook (born 1759, died 1866)
War of 1812: Hiram Cronk (1800-1905)
Mexican-American War: Owen Thomas Edgar (1831-1929)
Civil War: Albert Woolson (1847-1956)
Indian Wars: Fredrak Fraske (1872-1973)
Spanish-American War: Jones Morgan (1882-1993)
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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:15 pm

Bless his heart. He sure saw a lot of changes in his lifetime. Thanks for posting that, Rob. Our soldiers deserve to be honored.
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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:02 pm

I saw this on TV this morning. Thanks for posting this Rob, I agree with Savannah, our soldiers deserve to be honored and remembered.




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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:24 am

WOW! 110 years old! A man who needs to be respected as a good patriot, and example of life for all people who knew him, for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:52 pm

I'd be interested to know what the Revolutionary War guy thought about the Civil War. He fought to make this a country, and then it was torn apart by war. At least he lived to see it together again.


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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:58 pm

R.I.P


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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:03 pm

Lori wrote:
I'd be interested to know what the Revolutionary War guy thought about the Civil War. He fought to make this a country, and then it was torn apart by war. At least he lived to see it together again.

I'd never thought of that. It would be interesting. Hey, Lori, did you know there are actual photos of Revolutionary War vetarans? I was just looking for them online just now, but couldn't find them. I've seen them online before somewhere, though. There are about half a dozen of them, taken in the mid-1800s when the vets were all pushing 100.
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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Wow, I didn't know there were any photos. That would be interesting to see.


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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:46 pm

Oh, here they are! If you click on each one, you can read a personal bio. They're fascinating!

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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:50 pm

Hey, I was just going to post that. You got me curious so I started looking for them.


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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:11 pm

Geez, that cold white winter weather must preserve those Canucks!!
Great post Rob, I shared it with my peeps on my other favorite forum.


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PostSubject: Re: America's last WWI veteran dies   Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:22 pm

Thanks, Joe, glad you liked it.
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