Sunday, March 13, 2011

CPL FRANK BUCKLES US ARMY (PT 2): 1901- 2011 " THE GUARDIAN SOLDIER" (Veteran's Spotlight PT 7)






This "Veteran's Spotlight" PT 7 will be as a memorial post in honour of Cpl. Frank Buckles, who passed away recently , shortly after highlighting him in "Veteran's Spotlight PT 4" . As far as I'm concerned, he remained in "active duty" till the end. When your still in the trenches fighting for what's needed at over age 100 ... well ... that speak's for itself. And what a story of event's his life had, especially after the war as a civilian, ending up as a Japanese prisoner. But Cpl Buckles was one of America's "true" elite.

"VETERAN'S SPOTLIGHT" PART'S 6 THRU 1 HERE


"CPL BUCKLES, AMERICA'S LAST WORLD WAR 1 VETERAN" ... THANX TO TIMELESS2222





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2 comments:

Beach Bum said...

Hearing about his passing was sad on many levels. From my childhood I remember one Memorial Day parade in the 1960's where those guys actually marched ahead of the WW2 veterans.

Now with him gone the last whisper of a connection to that time is gone and as far as kids are concerned has the same relevance as the Persian/Greek wars.

Ranch Chimp said...

Hey Bum .... "relevance as the Persian/ Greek war's" (?) ... I know .... sad, but that's the reality ... and I of all people know this well, and is why I wanted to make sure at least this public journal has a posting on this hero too. Beside's, my grandkid's view this journal especially, and friend's from time to time too around town here locally. This man done alot in his final day's, after the age of 100 ... he let nothing get in his way from doing what he felt he needed to do ... and that is true freedom actually, and determination!

Thanx Bum ... I will see ya soon, got to run some errand's right quick ....