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Remembering the Doughboys of WWI

May 24, 2013

Guest: Richard Rubin

When we remember American veterans who served in war, we often forget of those who fought in the first World War.  For over a decade, writer RICHARD RUBIN traveled across America searching for living veterans of the WWI.  The men and women Rubin found ranged in age from 101 to 113.  Today, all of the veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces have died – the last surviving WWI vet died in 2011– but Rubin was able to talk with many of them and learn about their remarkable experiences.  He recounts their stories and history of the war in his new book, “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.”

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