Wednesday, February 06, 2008

An Army of One

With the death on Monday of Harry Richard Landis, the last surviving American World War I veteran is Frank Buckles, 107, of West Virginia.

In addition, John Babcock of Spokane, Washington, 107, served in the Canadian army and is the last known Canadian veteran of the war.

Another World War I vet, Ohioan J. Russell Coffey, died in December at 109. The last known German World War I veteran, Erich Kaestner, died New Year's Day at 107. [Link]

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