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Oldest WWI veteran honored with marker near Bethany

The Veterans Administration has placed a monument honoring Frank W. Buckles at Miriam Cemetery, which is located in the northwest area of the city of Bethany.

Buckles was the last living American veteran of World War I until his death on Feb. 27, 2011, at the age of 110 in Charles Town, W.Va.

The grave marker was placed in the family plot between the graves of his parents and alongside

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