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GUEST,DWR Obit: John Babcock, WWI Veteran (Feb 18, 2010) (6) RE: Obit: John Babcock, WWI Veteran (Feb 18, 2010) 23 Feb 10

I should have mentioned Harry Patch (June 17, 1898 - July 25, 2009) the last British Veteran.

Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt said: "I know I speak on behalf of all ranks of the British Army in expressing my sadness on hearing the news of the passing of Harry Patch. Self-effacing about his experiences in the trenches he was no less effective in describing the horror they represented when invited to speak to schoolchildren about the realities of war. He was the last of a generation that in youth was steadfast in its duty in the face of cruel sacrifice and we give thanks for his life as well as those of his comrades for upholding the same values and freedom that we continue to cherish and fight for today."

I thought about this, but forgot to put it in before I hit submit.

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