Wednesday, November 11, 2009

65 Million Fought; Only Three Survive

An extraordinary 65,038,810 men fought in World War I and an even more extraordinary 9,750,103 men died during the conflict. Today, 90 years on, only three veterans survive, including Frank Woodruff Buckles, now 108 and living near Charles Town, West Virginia, who was an ambulance driver near the Western Front.

The other remaining vets are John Henry Foster Babcock, 109, a Canadian, and Claude Stanley Choules, 108, an Austrialian.

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