Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Brad Schall, Commander-in-Chief
2754 Woodacre Ct.
Lincoln , California 95648-8228
General Order #11
28 February 2011
It is with great sadness that I must report the last WWI doughboy Corporal Frank Buckles passed away Sunday, 27 February 2011 in his home in Charles Town, West Virginia. Corporal Buckles was 110 years old at the time of his death. He was the last known American Veteran of that war.
Frank Buckles cattle farm in West Virginia was not far from several Civil War battlefields.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and its sixty six hundred members honor the almost five million Americans who answered their country's call during World War I.
We express our condolences to Corporal Buckles’ daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan and her husband.
The family asks that donation be made to the National World War One Legacy Project to honor Buckles and the 4, 734,991 Americans that served during World War 1.
Ordered this 28th Day of February, 2011.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War