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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
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
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
Status:
Civilian
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.

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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
Interviewer:
Liz McMillen
Contributor:
Liz McMillen
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/1070
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/2001/001/1070), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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