"We have no reason to doubt his explanation of what happened," Raughter said.
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"As the last American doughboy, Mr. Buckles is representative of all our great World War I veterans," American Legion spokesman John Raughter said. "The American Legion thinks it's very appropriate to have him honored in the Capitol."
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