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Category: World War I
As 2011 comes to an end, explore some of the year’s stories, as covered by History in the Headlines.
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Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.
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Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.
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Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died at age 110.