Last surviving WWI vets
Via Instapundit comes this story. A total of three WWI vets survive. The story focuses on Frank Buckles, the one who sent to France, is 106 years old, and drove a tractor until he was 104. (And back in 1917, lied about his age in order to enlist).
Here's another story about a vet who died two years ago, age 113. He was a black American, and his parents had been slaves (and must have been long-lived themselves, since his father was born in the 1830s. Gad, to be alive in the 21st century, and have fought in WWI, born in the 19th century, and have had parents who'd been slaves. He'd have been born when Banjamin Harrison sat in the White House, and his father's life might have overlapped with that of James Madison.