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Put politics aside and honor World War I vets

January 7, 2013

The last doughboy, Frank Buckles, spent his final years enjoying his West Virginia farm and battling valiantly to do something important for the comrades who passed on before him....

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MrShaman

Jan-07-13 5:29 AM

"We simply don't know. Neither did the last doughboy. He thought - naively, it now appears - that Americans could at least put politics aside to honor its World War I veterans.

Was he wrong?"

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See: American entry into World War I (Wikipedia)

"From the commencement of hostilities, American business was eager to profit from the sales of arms and other war-related supplies to the belligerents.

A cosmopolitan group of upper and upper-middle class businessmen based in the largest cities took the lead in promoting military preparedness and in defining how far America could be pushed around before it would fight back."

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