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  • Last living WWI veteran honored at White House.

    I salute Mr. Buckles.

    http://www.dailymail.com/News/Nation...d/200803070171

    Friday March 7, 2008
    Last living World War I veteran honored
    by The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Calling it a high honor, President George W. Bush warmly greeted 107-year-old Frank Woodruff Buckles, described by the White House as the last known surviving American-born veteran of World War I.


    "Mr. Buckles' mind is sharp, his memory is crisp, and he's been sharing with me some interesting anecdotes," Bush said on Thursday in the Oval Office. Buckles, in a wheelchair to Bush's right, sat quietly with his hands clasped as the president spoke during a short photo opportunity.

    Bush said that before reporters came in the room, Buckles had recalled chatting with General John J. Pershing, a legendary figure from World War I.

    Eager to get in the Army in 1917, Buckles lied to a military recruiter about his age and enlisted at the start of the U.S. involvement in the war. He served in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France but never saw combat. By 1920, he was discharged with the rank of corporal.

    "Mr. Buckles has a vivid recollection of historic times," Bush said. "And one way for me to honor the service of those who wear the uniform in the past and those who wear it today is to herald you, sir, and to thank you very much for your patriotism and your love for America."

    Buckles, a resident of Charles Town, W.Va., was born in 1901.
    Make America Great For Once.

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    Friday March 7, 2008
    Last living World War I veteran honored
    by The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Calling it a high honor, President George W. Bush warmly greeted 107-year-old Frank Woodruff Buckles, described by the White House as the last known surviving American-born veteran of World War I.

    "Mr. Buckles has a vivid recollection of historic times," Bush said. "And one way for me to honor the service of those who wear the uniform in the past and those who wear it today is to herald you, sir, and to thank you very much for your patriotism and your love for America."
    So says the POTUS who dodged the Vietnam war....

    Since Mr Buckles is the last man standing from WWI, he should be given an honary promotion to 1 star General!

    Thank you sir.

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    • #3
      I am thinking Bush was just contemplating having him sent to Iraq.
      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by madyaks View Post
        I am thinking Bush was just contemplating having him sent to Iraq.
        The only soldiers in Iraq are volunteers.

        You understand what a volunteer is right?
        Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by TTB View Post
          The only soldiers in Iraq are volunteers.

          You understand what a volunteer is right?
          yeah, do you know what it means to keep a guy past his term to serve because they can't get enough volunteers? Stop-Loss.
          Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by madyaks View Post
            yeah, do you know what it means to keep a guy past his term to serve because they can't get enough volunteers? Stop-Loss.
            Yup sure do and agreed with Senator Webb bill to address that issue.

            What else ya got?

            Have you figured out yet that the Democrats screwed themselves in FL or MI?
            Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by madyaks View Post
              yeah, do you know what it means to keep a guy past his term to serve because they can't get enough volunteers? Stop-Loss.
              Stop-loss is nothing new. I knew about it going in 17 years ago. It's called reading the contract and researching your situation.
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