Frank Woodruff Buckles: From Doughboy to POW

July 2011
Military History;Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p12
An interview with Frank Woodruff Buckles, last known survivor of 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I. Asked when he thought of enlisting in military service, he recalled he wanted it since he was three years old. He chose to enlist for an assignment in France in the ambulance service because he heard that the French needed ambulance drivers. He describes the rescue of himself and other prisoners in February 1945 in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines.


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