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Awesome Modano quote regarding a recent visit with war veterans

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"It was great to see those guys," Modano said. "A lot of them were part of World War I, World War II, Vietnam; I mean these are guys who put their lives on the line for us and for our freedom. They sacrificed to give us what w have today in this country, so it was great to meet them and shake their hands."

http://redwings.nhl....vid=DL|DET|home (2nd news piece)

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haha nice call on the WWI. those guys must be about 110 years old.

There's only one living American WWI veteran.

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There's only one living American WWI veteran.

Only 3 overall worldwide- 2 from the UK, one from the US.

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Frank Buckles, America's last WWI veteran, turned 110 on February 1st. He lives in West Virginia. His daughter reads all of his mail to him. On top of being a WWI vet, he was captured by the Japanese during WWII while he was working as a shipping company in the Philippines. He spent 3 years as their prisoner, living with captured soldiers in a POW camp.

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Without checking, I think the UK's last WW1 veteran died last year....

There are still two, both will turn 110 in the next week or so.

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