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.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.French President Jacques Chirac presented Buckles with the French Legion of Honour award decades after Buckles' service in World War I.BEFORE FAME
After working for a time as a banker and telegraph operator, he enlisted in late 1917 in the United States Army.PERSONAL LIFE
His marriage to Audrey Mayo resulted in a daughter named Susannah.FUN FACTS
War Hero Frank Buckles were born on Friday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Ox, it is 18 days until Frank Buckles next birthday.