I hope some documentary film maker has footage of interviews with some of these heroes. Kids today don't have a clue.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070401/ap_ ... obit_brown
"His death comes days after the death of the last known surviving American female World War I veteran, Charlotte L. Winters, 109.
The deaths leave three known survivors who served in the Army, and a fourth who lives in Washington state but served in the Canadian army, according to the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
Brown was born Oct. 7, 1901, in Lutie, Mo., a small farming town in the Ozarks. His family later moved to Chadwick, Mo. In 1918, 16-year-old Brown lied about his age to join the Navy and was soon on the gun crew on the battleship USS New Hampshire.
"All the young men were going in the service. They were making the headlines, the boys that enlisted," Brown told The (Baltimore) Sun in a 2005 interview. "And all the girls liked someone in uniform."
I wouldn't have guessed that any WWI vets were still alive. The news was rife, some time ago, with the fact that WWII veterans are now few and far between.
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