Oldest WWI Veteran, 107, Looks Back

KC ceremonies honor last living doughboy, enlistee at 16
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2008 4:21 PM CDT
Frank Buckles salutes a color guard during Memorial Day activities at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Monday, May 26, 2008. Buckles, at 107, is the last known American World War I...   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – Memorial Day observances in Kansas City this weekend had a very special guest: the last surviving American veteran of the Great War. Frank Buckles, 107, who hoodwinked a recruiter to enlist in 1917, was honored today at the World War I Museum, Fox 4 News reports. "I was gung-ho," the onetime ambulance driver told the Kansas City Star yesterday after receiving a VFW medal.