West Virginian among only 4 WW I vets left


By Cecelia Mason

Last month marked the 90th anniversary of when America entered the Great War. President Woodrow Wilson called it the war to end all wars. More than 4 million Americans were mobilized for World War One. Only four remain. One of them is 106-year-old Frank Buckles of Jefferson County. As we head into Memorial Day weekend, Cecelia Mason talks to Buckles about his memories of two wars, his life today, and his gratitude.

This story was was produced as part of our series, Aging With Grace and Dignity.

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