From the on-line Wall Street Journal’s “Evening Wrap”:
Italian Veteran Dies — The world lost one of its few remaining veterans of last Friday when Justin Tuveri died in the French resort town of . Born Giustino Tuveri on the island of in 1898, Mr. Tuveri was a member of the Brigade, a Sardinian infantry unit known as the “Dimonios” — alternately translated as “demons” or “red devils” — which suffered 15,000 casualties in fighting against Austro-Hungarian and German forces in mountainous northeastern . According to the French daily Le Monde, Mr. Tuveri’s was shot twice in the back during a battle with German forces four months after he joined the service. And he told reporters that doctors removed the bullets from his body without anesthesia. After he recuperated from his wounds, he emigrated to where he had an active life, including driving until the age of 98. The French Defense ministry says there are only two French veterans of the Great War alive. There are three left in the U.S., according to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spokesman Jim Benson. The youngest, at 106 years old, is Frank Buckles of ., who lied his way into the army because he was underage. He served as the grand marshal of the National Parade in . this past May.
–The Associated Press contributed to this report.