Friday, December 21, 2007

Oldest American World War I Veteran Dies

From the Spokesman-Review:
TOLEDO, Ohio — J. Russell Coffey, the oldest known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died. The retired teacher, one of only three U.S. veterans from the “war to end all wars,” was 109.

The article goes on to say that only two more American WWI veterans survive: Frank Buckles, 106, of Charles Town, West Virginia; and Harry Richard Landis, 108, of Sun City Center, Florida. It also mentions John Babcock, 107, the last known surviving Canadian WWI veteran, who lives here in Spokane.

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