RANSON, W. Va., Feb 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Frontier Communications recently installed High-Speed Internet service for Mr. Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving WWI Veteran and Charles Town resident. Mr. Buckles has his own Internet home page at www.frankbuckles.org that focuses on his life and other veterans who sacrificed for our freedom.
Mr. Buckles celebrated his 109th birthday on February 1,2010. He has served our nation as a World War I veteran, a World War II POW and as a farmer. He has received the World War I Victory medal, the Army of Occupation of Germany medal, and France’s Legion of Honor medal, which was established by Napoleon and is France’s highest award.
In 2008, Mr. Buckles became the Honorary Chairman of the World War I Memorial Foundation, an organization dedicated to establishing a national World War I memorial in Washington, DC. In March 2008, Mr. Buckles visited the DC War Memorial and on December 3, 2009, he appeared before Congress to advocate for restoration of that memorial and its rededication as a National and District of Columbia World War I Memorial.
During World War II he worked for a company in the Philippines and was captured by the Japanese in 1942. After three and a half years in captivity, he was released on February 23, 1945. He settled at the Gap View Farm in West Virginia in 1953 and lives there today with his daughter, Susannah, and her husband.
“In recognition of Mr. Buckles’ service to our country, we are honored to provide him with High-Speed Internet service and other Frontier services at no cost,” said Paul Espinosa, Frontier general manager. “2014 marks the centennial of World War I, and we encourage everyone to visit Mr. Buckles’ website and learn more about him and the sacrifices made by so many nearly 100 years ago.”
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