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The historic tree, located in Arlington National Cemetery, was uprooted last weekend by Hurricane Irene.
Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.
Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.
Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.
Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died at age 110.
Dick Winters, whose bravery and heroism during World War II were chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers,” has died at 92.