ONE OF AMERICA’S LAST TWO VETERANS FROM WORLD WAR I DIES AT 108
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Harry Richard Landis, who enlisted in the Army in 1918 and was one of only two known surviving U.S. veterans of World War I, died Monday. He was 108.
Landis lived at a Sun City Center nursing home. Donna Riley, Landis' caregiver for the past five years, said he had recently been in the hospital with a fever and low blood pressure.
The remaining U.S. veteran is Frank Buckles, 107, of Charles Town, W.Va., according the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, John Babcock of Spokane, Wash., 107, served in the Canadian army and is the last known Canadian veteran of the war.
Landis trained as a U.S. Army recruit for 60 days at the end of the war and never went overseas. But the VA counts him among the 4.7 million men and women who served during the Great War.
Landis was born in 1899 in Marion County, Mo.
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