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From left: Della Braun, Helen LePage, and Dave Van Loo discuss memories of their father, Emil Van Loo (inset at left), who was a veteran of the First World War and severely wounded in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. They have pieced together much of his military service using newspaper articles and military records.

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Family strives to preserve memory of father’s World War I service

At the point of his passing in 2011, having reached the age of 110, Frank Buckles had become somewhat of a celebrity as the only living World War I veteran in the United States.


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