Saturday, May 07, 2011

End of an Era: Last WWI combat vet passes away, but ANZAC legacy lives on

The last combat veteran of the First World War passed away today, thus marking the end of an era.

Chief Petty Officer Charles "Chuckles" Choules, Royal Australian Navy (Retired), 1901-2011, died quietly in his adopted home town of Perth, Western Australia. May God rest his eternal soul.

On a different note, as I was thinking about the passing of Chief Choules, I couldn't help but think of what a great friend and ally The ANZACs have been to the United States for the past century.

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