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Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection

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Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection

Biographical Information

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

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
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, he was with a Prisoner of War (POW) Escort company returning prisoners back to Germany.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Civilian
Location of Service
Philippines
Prisoner of War
Yes
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. He was traveling abroad for his shipping business at the time of his capture.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Photograph: Digital print [16 items] -- Photographs
Interviewer:
Sarah McMaster
Interviewer:
Webster Rasmussen
Contributor:
Frank Mazzi
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
St. Helena High School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/68467
Subjects:
Buckles, Frank Woodruff
World War, 1914-1918--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Frank Woodruff Buckles Collection
(AFC/2001/001/68467), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2017-10-02
 

 

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