Summary: last known surviving World War I veteran in the former Czechoslovakia who had fought in the 1917 Battle of Zborov in Ukraine and became one of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks who broke with the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to fight for the future Czechoslovak state as members of the Czechoslovak Legions, but was later controversial because of his membership in the Czech fascist/nationalist organization Vlajka in the 1930's.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: April 13, 1896
Died: August 9, 2003
Location: Prague, Czech Republic