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He is one of the last remaining veterans of World War I. There are reportedly just two remaining on the planet.
Born in Missouri in 1901 and raised in Oklahoma, Buckles visited a string of military recruiters after the United States entered the "war to end all wars" in April 1917. He was repeatedly rejected before convincing an Army captain he was 18. He was 16½.Rest in peace.
"A boy of (that age), he's not afraid of anything. He wants to get in there," Buckles said.