War Hero

Frank Buckles’ Death – Cause and Date

The war hero Frank Buckles died at the age of 110. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Best known, at the time of his death, as the last living World War I veteran, he chaired the World War I Memorial Foundation. As a result of his wartime service in the United States Army, he earned a World War I Victory Medal.

After working for a time as a banker and telegraph operator, he enlisted in late 1917 in the United States Army.

While working as a merchant in the years following World War I, he was taken by the Japanese as a World War II prisoner-of-war.

Personal Life

His marriage to Audrey Mayo resulted in a daughter named Susannah.

French President Jacques Chirac presented Buckles with the French Legion of Honour award decades after Buckles’ service in World War I.

How did Frank Buckles die?

Editor’s Note: Frank Buckles died on Sunday, February 27, 2011 of natural causes. He was 110 years old and the last surviving American veteran of World War I.