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Friday, July 31, 2009

RIP, HARRY PATCH

Mr. Patch was Great Britain’s last surviving WWI vet. After being wounded by German shrapnel, machine gunner Patch underwent abdominal surgery without anesthesia (medical staff had already exhausted the supply). During WWII, he again served Britain as a London fire warden:

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