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** FILE ** In a Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Frank Buckles, from West Virginia, 108, appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate National Parks subcommittee. Buckles, now 109, America's last surviving World War I veteran and the honorary chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation, said Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, that Congress should pass legislation to create a memorial in the nation's capital honoring veterans of that conflict. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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