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Troup honors last American WWI veteran

Released by The City of Troup:

TROUP, TX - Flags at City Hall in Troup were at half-staff on Tuesday, March 15 in respect of Army Corporal Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I.

Corporal Buckles passed away on February 27, 2011 at the age of 110 years and his funeral services were held on March 15. A Presidential Proclamation directed that flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of his interment.

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