WWI Veteran Receives Place in History Books

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The last known living American-born veteran of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, will be the guest
of honor at the Liberty Memorial Monday for Memorial Day weekend
celebrations.

The 107-year-old veteran toured the National World War I Museum
for the first time Sunday.

His photograph was hung in the main hallway of the museum, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States presented him with a
gold medal of merit. Monday he will be presented the American flag
flying outside the memorial.

Buckles, who was born in Missouri, spent much of his museum tour
looking at mementos of General John Pershing, who he avidly read about before joining the military and later gained a lifelong admiration for.


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