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Frank Buckles, last WWI veteran, dies

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The last U.S. veteran of World War I, who lied about his age to join the army in 1917, has died, ending America’s living connection with the Great War. He was 110.

The indomitable Frank Buckles, who also survived three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, “died peacefully” of natural causes early Sunday at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia, a family spokesman said.

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