The last American veteran of World War I died at the age of 110. Frank Buckles enlisted in 1917, lying about his age, which was only 16. After that war, he worked in the civilian merchant marine. When World War II broke out, he was captured by the Japanese and spent over three years in a P.O.W. camp in the Philippines.
Two others who served in World War I are still alive, a 109-year-old man from Australia and a 110-year-old woman from Great Britain.
Mr. Buckles, who lived in West Virginia, sounds like he was a really likeable guy. Read his profile: Last U.S. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles dies at 110.