Funeral Services Set For WWI Vet Raised In Oklahoma

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 4:32 pm
By: News On 6

CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA -- Funeral services are set for America's last surviving World War I veteran who passed away recently.

Frank Buckles will be buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. He was born in Missouri in 1901, but grew up in Oklahoma.

Buckles died on February 28, 2011, at the age of 110.

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His daughter wanted him to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol, but Congress didn't give its approval.