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The U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard," changes the guard as the body of former Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, lies in honor in the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at his West Virginia home at age 110. Mr. Buckles enlisted in the Army on Aug. 14, 1917, at the age of 16; he was discharged in 1920. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Members of the U.S. Air Force and tourists pass by the casket of former Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, as his body lies in honor in the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Mr. Buckles died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2011, at his West Virginia home at age 110. Mr. Buckles enlisted in the Army on Aug. 14, 1917, at the age of 16; he was discharged in 1920. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Frank Buckles, who was the last-known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, shakes hands with Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3, 2009. Mr. Buckles was 108 years old at the time. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Frank Buckles receives an American flag during Memorial Day activities at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., in 2008. Mr. Buckles, the last U.S. doughboy from the Great War, died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of natural causes at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. (Associated Press)