Oklahoma State Senate
President Pro Tempore
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5565

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2011

Sen. Brian Bingman
Sen. Brian Bingman

Bingman Comments on the passing of the Last US World War I Vet

Soldier had Oklahoma Roots

Oklahoma City – The last surviving United States Veteran of World War I passed away Sunday in his West Virginia home. Frank Buckles, who lived in Charles Town, W.V., died of natural causes, at the age of 110. Buckles grew up in Oklahoma and joined the Army at age 16.

“Frank Buckles’ passing severs a link to one of the world’s most historic events. Untold numbers of people enjoyed the freedom that he defended. Like many other Americans, I mourn the loss of this country’s last World War I veteran,” said President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa.

For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605

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