March 2011



Commission wants 'lasting legacy' for Anzac centenary

By Sabra Lane Updated Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:32pm AEDT Lest We Forget The Federal Government is about to consider how Australia should mark the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day. A commission set up to advise the Government has recommended...

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Lt. Keesler's story 'worthy of a movie'

Keesler Air Force Base bears the name of a native Mississippian killed in World War I after he was shot down on a reconnaissance mission behind German lines. As is common for accounts from the early 20th century, details of...

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President, Vice President Did The Right Thing

Before closing out this week, we pause to note that on Tuesday, Americans as a nation paid tribute to the late Frank W. Buckles as he was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Just as he had hoped,...

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Last American veteran of World War I buried

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) - Frank Buckles was buried Tuesday with the pomp and ceremony befitting the man who outlived 4.7 million other Americans who served in World War I. His flag-draped casket was carried to his gravesite at Arlington...

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Last American WWI veteran remembered at Liberty Memorial ceremony

By BRIAN BURNES The Kansas City Star The last doughboy left Americans with a crucial challenge, a retired general said Saturday. "Frank Buckles' passing means that there are no more living memories of World War I," said Richard Myers,...

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Frank Woodruff Buckles

The Order of the First World War notes with deep sadness the passing of Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving veteran of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Mr. Buckles often referred to as "Pershing's Last Patriot"...

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