Australia's last WWI Vet Passes Away

Discussion in 'Offbeat News' started by icegoat63, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    Australia's last World War One soldier dies, aged 110 | Lifestyle | Reuters

    Its always an amazing thing to recognize how long a person can live and how much they can really go through throughout their lives. This guy Served in WWI... which means He's seen all kinds of things happen and change throughout the 90's and even the turn of the century in 2000.

    Can you imagine having an opportunity to see all of that happen over your lifetime?!?!?!
     

  2. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    Sad that they are all gone, but it is amazing how much he would have seen in life.
     
  3. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    It is crazy to think that he would of been 40 at the onset of ww2, he retired whilst the vietnam war was going on. I can only hope he died peaceful in the knowledge that for all our flaws we have bettered ourselves.
     
  4. HappyFace

    HappyFace Registered Member

    *tear*

    This really brought a tear to my eye when I heard. True Australian hero.
     
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Each time a veteran dies, my first thought is (and I know it's selfish) whether they had the time to document about their experiences. In a few years, nobody who lived during those periods in the history will be alive. I wish I interviewed my grandfather more about the wars before he died.
     

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