US newspaper the Intelligencer reports how a documentary film about the last American veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, highlights his fight for a memorial to his comrades on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The unfinished film, Pershing’s Last Patriot, was first screened in Iowa earlier this month. Producer David DeJonge said he hopes to secure enough donations to finish the film, which he calls ’90 minutes of unbelievable American history’.
Buckles died on his farm in West Virginia in February 2010 at age 110. He had devoted his final years to seeking greater recognition for the conflict that claimed 116,516 American lives.
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