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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The War to End All Wars fades away into memory...


The Very Last World War I Veteran Has Died

 
A British woman who served with the Royal Air Force for the last two months of World War I was the last known veteran of the war when she died in her sleep Saturday night. Florence Green joined the RAF at the age of 17 and died just before her 111th birthday, which would have been Feb. 19. She had been a mess steward with the air force, the BBC reported, serving in two U.K. air bases after she joined up on Sept. 13 1918. The Allies signed the armistice with Germany on Nov. 11, 1918. Green follows Claude Choules, a Royal Navy sailor who was the last WWI combatant before he died in May 2011, and Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of the war, who died in February 2011. All were 110 years old.

Source: Atlantic Wire (click here)

5 comments:

Sarah Lindekugel com 101 4049 said...

My great grandpa in law was the first navy ship to enter pearl harbor after the attack and viewed all the distruction. It a sad past but someone has to do it and no matter if they were the front lines or work in a recovery unit we should all be greatful for them. I am greatful for this women.

Anonymous said...

This is sad but in her lifetime she has seen the world change in every way possible. She lived a long life and hopefully she felt lucky to have lived so long.

Chris Wynn Com 101

Anonymous said...

This is very sad but she lived a long life and was an important sorce in world history.

Ana Tinta Com 101-4080 said...

Wow!! living up to the age of 110 years!! What a blessing to see all your grandchildren, at least in my opinion. Sad part in our History though.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. to all the Veterans... It's so crazy how they lived a long life.

Andrew Govea Com 101-4049