Finally, this is the strip I’ve been waiting for. With the death of Jack Babcock last week, Frank Buckles and Walt Wallet are the only WWI veterans alive.
Buckles is still very active, by the way. Just a month or two ago he was lobbying in Washington for a new WWI memorial.
According to the Gerentology Research Group, there are only two men left on earth who are documented to have been born in the 1800s. One is Walter Richardson, an American in Montana. The other is in Japan. So Walt, from 1899, is in a rather exclusive group.
By the way, there are over a dozen women worldwide who were born in the 1800’s. They just seem to live longer.