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Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection

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Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Frank Woodruff Buckles
State of Birth:
MO
Home State:
WV
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1914-1918
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1917-1919
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
1st Fort Riley Casual Detachment; 122nd Prisoner of War Escort Casualty Detachment Demobilization Group
Location of Service
United States; England; France; Germany
Highest Rank
Corporal
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The Veteran lied about his age and joined the army at 16. He served as an ambulance driver. After the Armistice, Veteran was with a prisoner of war (POW) Escort company returning prisoners back to Germany. Veteran was also held for three years and two months as a Japanese POW during World War II (he was a civilian at this time traveling abroad with his shipping business).

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Civilian
Service Related Injury
Unknown
Prisoner of War
Unknown
Service History Note
The Veteran was a prisoner of war (POW) as a civilian in the Philippines for a year in Santo Tomas and two years at Los Banos.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] --
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] --
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [3 items] -- Photographs
Contributor:
Liz McMillen
Contributor:
Liz McMillen
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/01070
Subjects:
Buckles, Frank Woodruff
World War, 1914-1918--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection
(AFC/2001/001/01070), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2014-11-10
 

 

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