100th Anniversary of the Loss of the USS TAMPA

100th Anniversary of the Loss of the USS TAMPA
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa prior to World War 1.  Official U.S. Navy photo Today marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of USS TAMPA during World War I. TAMPA was one of six Coast Guard cutters serving overseas on convoy duty during the war. Also serving were the cutters SENECA, OSSIPEE, ALCONQUIN, MANNING and YAMACRAW. During TAMPA’s service in a foreign combat zone, she successfully escorted 18...

Last American WWI Veteran Dies

By Fred W. Baker III – American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, died yesterday at his West Virginia home. He was 110. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, talks with Frank Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran, during a Pentagon ceremony March 6, 2008. Buckles died Feb. 27, 2011 at age 110. DOD...