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Saturday, January 24, 2009

LAST BRITISH VET OF WORLD WARS I and II DIES

Bill Stone, last British vet of both World Wars, died recently at age 107. He was a stoker in the Royal Navy during WWI, and took part in the Dunkirk evacuation and the invasion of Sicily during WWII. The article also discusses the three remaining British WWI vets: one is 107, another is 110, and the last gentleman is 112 years old.

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Note: I hope this article helps impress upon you all the importance of asking your family's WWII vets questions about their WWII service while they are still alive and lucid-- the opportunity is very quickly disappearing!

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