07 February 2008

US WWI veteran dies

The death on Monday of Harry Richard Landis means that there are now just fourteen known and verified WWI veterans left alive.

Landis, who joined the US army in October 1918, was still in training when the war ended. He died aged 108 at a nursing home in Sun City Florida. His death means that there are just two WWI veterans remaining in the USA: Frank Buckles and Canadian John Babcock.

He was the fifth WWI veteran to die this year.


Anonymous said...

wow. I can't even imagine living to be 108!!

jams o donnell said...

He had a good innings, no doubt about that