Is 103 year old one of the last WW I vets?





William Olin, who resides at Aurora Rehabilitation and Living Center, says he served in World War I. If so, he could be one of less than a dozen World War I veterans alive in the entire world. He says he lost all his records and a fire in St. Louis destroyed the enlistment records of hundreds of men. ...

News stories are supposed to answer your questions, give you the facts. Not this one. I'm going to introduce doubt and conflicting stories.

That's because Olin is an old man with no proof -- no pictures, no documents, no one who can vouch for him. And until 10 or 15 years ago, he never talked about serving in World War I.

We're not calling Olin a liar. But no one is sure he's not mixed up.


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