Sunday, July 19, 2009

World's Oldest Man Dies

The world's oldest man, at 113 years of age, has died.

Henry Allingham was the last WWI RAF survivor.

USA TODAY stated: "He went to war as a teenager, helped keep flimsy aircraft flying, survived his wounds and came home from World War I to a long — very long — and fruitful life. "

One a very few WWI veterans remain living worldwide. There are none surviving in France, only one in Britain now, the man believed to have been Germany's last surviving soldier has also passed. In America only one WWI veteran remains alive, Frank Woodruff Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia.

Henry Allingham, we salute you!

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