Now there is only one World War I doughboy left. Hannibal native Henry Richard Landis has died at the age of 108 at a nursing home in Sun City, Arizona.
Landis joined the army in October, 1918, but the war ended before he could finish his basic training. His main duty became floor-mopping at a hospital where victims of the Spanish influenza were being treated.
The only surviving World War One veteran who actually served with Pershing in France is Frank Buckles, a native of Harrison County, Missouri, who now lives in West Virginia. He’s 107.