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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

The Last Living WW 1 American Veteran

A cache by rcflyer2242
Hidden : 1/14/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


CACHE IS NOT AT POSTED CORDS


Update 3-1-2011 On Feb 27, 2011 Mr Buckles passed away. Please visit http://frankbuckles.org/ to learn more. Thank you Mr. Buckles.

You will find it at:
N43 AB.CDE
W089 PQ.RST

I ran across this person while doing some research on something else. I was so amazed that he was still alive, I had to place a cache for him. Since his 110th birthday is just a few weeks away I wanted to give you the chance to find it on his birthday, If you do take some time to reflect.
See Madison Joe's log for some video links of this fine man.

Find the paved path that leads to the cache. Do not tresspass on the nearby property's.
Also Please return the cache as you found it so it will not be discovered.

All answers can be found by clicking the related web page link above.

AB. This person was born of Feb 1, 19AB
C. I gave them my solemn word that I was 1C
DE. On February 4, 2DE8, with the death of 108-year-old Harry Richard Landis, I became the last surviving American World War I veteran.

PQ. Somehow I got the idea that telling an even bigger whopper was the way to go. So I told the next recruiter that I was 21 and darned if he didn’t sign me up on the spot! I enlisted in the Army on 14 August 19PQ.
R. In 191R, I was sent to Europe on the RMS Carpathia, which had rescued RMS Titanic survivors five years earlier.
ST. He was captured by the Japanese in 1942, and spent the next three and a half years in the Los Baños prison camp. He became malnourished, with a weight below 1ST lb, and developed beriberi, yet led his fellow inmates in calisthenics. He was rescued on February 23, 1945.


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Last Updated: on 12/2/2013 5:00:47 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:00 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum