Last WWI Navy vet dies at 105

Last WWI Navy vet dies at 105

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

April 3rd, 2007, 2:57 am #1

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."
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

April 3rd, 2007, 3:32 am #2

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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Joined: November 27th, 2005, 2:57 am

April 3rd, 2007, 5:34 am #3

and I thank you Mr.Brown and Ms. Winters.
Last I heard, we were losing our WWII heroes on an average of 1500 a day. I am proud to have spoken to as many as I have before they left us.
WLOX TV in Biloxi has a program for any veteran of any war to tell their story while being videotaped. These tapes will then be archived for future generations to view. I have seen many of these interviews.
A lot of the WWII vets have a hard time struggling through the story of their experience of the war even after all these years. Most cannot to this day understand why their buddy who was right next to them was blown away and they were spared.
Truly these people were a BAND OF BROTHERS!
*The ever grateful PiL
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