Last surviving WWI veteran to be buried
The body of the West Virginia soldier who outlived every other American who served in World War I will soon be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
A private service for the family and friends of Frank Buckles is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Family spokesman and Buckles biographer David DeJonge said Thursday that plans to let the public pay respects to the last of the so-called doughboys remain in limbo.
Buckles' daughter wanted her father to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol, but Congress failed to approve that plan.
Politicians remain divided over how to best honor Buckles and the 4.7 million other Americans who served.
He died last month at his Charles Town home at 110.
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