Last living US WWI vet dies in W. Va. at age 110

Frank Buckles, left, who at the time was 108 years old, and the oldest surviving veteran of WW I, shakes hands with Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement that Frank Woodruff Buckles died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 of natural causes in his home in Charles Town, W.Va. at the age of 110. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

February 28, 2011 5:44:13 AM PST
He was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his age. But Frank Buckles would later become the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I.