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July 19, 2009

RIP to WWI vet, AoS Lifestyles Trendsetter [krakatoa]

Henry Allingham, in his own words, on how he lived so long.

"Cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women."

The oldest WWI vet, one of the few remaining, and oh, by the way, the world's oldest man at 113.

There is no better remedy against the ravages of time than living one's life well.

Godspeed, Henry.

We owe our everlasting thanks to men and women like him. There are few WWI vets left -- if you know any, take the opportunity to let them know how much their sacrifice is appreciated.

Only a handful of World War I veterans remain of the estimated 68 million mobilized. There are no French veterans left alive; just one left now in Britain; and the last living American-born veteran is Frank Woodruff Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia. The man believed to have been Germany's last surviving soldier has also died.

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