This past Sunday marked the end of an era in US history. Frank W. Buckles celebrated his 110th birthday on February first. He died peacefully at his home on February 27th. Buckles was one of 4,734,992 Americans who served in World War I. With his death, there are no more surviving US veterans of that war.
Reading about the dwindling number of World War I veterans made me curious about the last survivors of previous wars. This post I wrote for mental_floss looks at the last surviving veterans of US wars.