Many award-winning feature films have tried to bring the American twentieth century to life through fictional stories. Forrest Gump walked us through the twentieth century with his profound life; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button used a characters life to entertain us through American History from 2005 to World War I, and The Notebook escorted us through a tale of American history through a similar formula. These films demonstrated a intense and blockbuster success and a powerful indicator for the public’s level of interest in such stories.
But what if there was a true story of an American who actually accomplished these things and whose life is a parallel to the proven success of these films? The life of America’s last World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, is the one story, the one survivor and the one whose story needs to be shared.
Pershing’s Last Patriot: The Frank Woodruff Buckles Story is slated for release in 2011. In this unique and insightful documentary film, we will travel with Frank to reflect on his early life in rural Missouri and Oklahoma. Frank will share his experiences as he enlisted and served our nation in “The War to End All Wars”. We will experience his life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, and relive his amazing rescue from death. Finally, we will see how Frank’s life has changed over the decades, and his rise to fame as America’s last witness to the First World War and so many other world events.