Frank Buckles, the last surviving American World War I vet, has died:
NOTE: Mr. Buckles crossed paths with history several other times during his life:
1. He sailed to Europe aboard the Carpathia, the steamship that rescued survivors of the Titanic disaster (1912);
2. He chatted with General John J. Pershing when that luminary visited Oklahoma City after the war;
3. He was a civilian working in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded during WWII—he was captured, and remained a prisoner until February 1945.