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Last Of The Doughboys

American troops carrying guns climb over a sandbag revetment in France during World War I in 1918. (AP Photo)

American troops carrying guns climb over a sandbag revetment in France during World War I in 1918. (AP Photo)

A Maine writer spent ten years talking to the last living veterans of the First World War. He tells us what he found.

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Richard Rubin, author of Last of the Doughboys: the Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War. He’s also the author of Confederacy of Silence : A True Tale of the New Old South.

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Here’s a video of Rubin’s interview with 106-year-old J. Laurence Moffitt, from Orleans, Mass.

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