Frank Buckles, 106, is one of only three living U.S. veterans of World War I, and will serve as a marshal in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington today.
The other living World War I veterans are Harry Landis, a 107-year-old in Sun City Center, Fla., and Russell Coffey, a 108-year-old in North Baltimore, Ohio.
After the last Navy veteran and the last American woman to serve in World War I died days apart in March, the Department of Veterans Affairs made a public appeal to identify additional veterans of the war besides Buckles, Landis and Coffey. There were no responses. [Link]