Off-Ramp for November 11, 2006

The Last Doughboy

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Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Doughboys march in a 1948 Armistice Day parade through downtown L.A. As the L.A. Public Library caption notes without elaboration: The soldiers were more restrained and orderly than the civilians.

We remember George Johnson, who died this summer at the age 112. He was California's last World War One veteran, a group that only numbers 50 worldwide.


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