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Friday, November 10, 2006

Watertown hosts a rarity: a World War I vet


Veterans of World War I are a rarity, just as Civil War veterans were for previous generations.

However, Watertown is proud to be home to one of the few remaining veterans of the "war to end all wars."

Russell Buchanan is 106, and served in the Navy, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

He also served in World War II, in the Army's "Yankee Division." He credits his long life to staying fit.

-- Erica Tochin

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