One of Two Living WWI Vets Honored

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One of the last living World War I veterans was honored at the White House Thursday.

Corporal Frank Buckles enlisted in the army in 1917, the year America joined the war.

He was 16 at the time and lied about his age to enlist.

Buckles served as a driver then as a guard of German prisoners.

Years later, buckles ended up as a civilian prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II.

Buckles is 107.

He was in Washington to commemorate new portraits of WWI vets at the Pentagon.

There is only one other known WWI veteran alive today.

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