World War I Exhibit Unveiled

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates greets World War l Veteran  Frank Buckles and family during the WWI Portrait Exhibit dedication ceremony at the Penatgon, March 6, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with guest of honor 107-year-old Frank Buckles, during Pentagon ceremonies, March 6, 2008, unveiling an exhibit of portraitsof the last nine veterans of World War I by photographer David DeJonge.  Since the start of the project, all but two of the veterans have passed away.  Buckles served as an ambulance driver in WWI after enlisting at age 15.   Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with World War I Veteran Frank Buckles and family during the WWI Portrait Exhibit dedication ceremony at the Penatgon, March 6, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with World War I Veteran Frank Buckles during the WWI Portrait Exhibit dedication ceremony at the Penatgon, March 6, 2008.  
 Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hosts the unveiling of World War I veteran Frank Buckles' portrait during a dedication ceremony at the Pentagon, March 6, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby