WASHINGTON — Friends, fellow veterans and complete strangers are paying their respects to the last American veteran of World War I.
The body of Frank Buckles is resting in a flag-draped casket at a funeral home in Washington. Buckles will be buried Tuesday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Buckles enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age. He died last month at his home in Charles Town, W.Va, at age 110.
Starting Tuesday morning, Buckles' body will lie in repose at the memorial amphitheater at Arlington.
Among those paying their respects was Kirk Goolsby of Warrenton, Va. He interviewed Buckles in 2000 as part of a living-history project.
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