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Weird NewsThe oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum

05:55  13 september  2019
05:55  13 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Being a World War II veteran is a distinguished honor and everyone on this list was celebrated for their service. Some of the people on this list are still living , while others have On his 110 th birthday , Levingston received a letter from the White House thanking him for his service during World War II .

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum © Gerald Herbert/AP

At 110 years old, Lawrence Brooks is the oldest known US World War II veteran alive today. He celebrated his birthday on Tuesday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During the war, Brooks was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines as part of the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion and worked as a servant to three white officers.

In the museum's collection of oral histories, Brooks talked about throwing loads of barbed wire into the ocean after one of the engines on his C-47 plane went out, laughing as he recalled his banter with the pilot and co-pilot. He eventually achieved the rank of Private 1st Class.

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Frank Levingston, the oldest living World War II veteran , died on May 3 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. He was 110 years old , which also made him the oldest living man in the United States. According to his Wikipedia page, he was born on November 13, 1905 in North Carolina, one of seven children.

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum © Gerald Herbert/AP

Brooks' family, New Orleans locals, and other veterans and service members joined him at the National World War II Museum to mark the occasion.

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum © Courtesy of the National World War II Museum

The museum's vocal trio, The Victory Belles, serenaded the guest of honor and presented him with a birthday card as attendees dined on festive cupcakes.

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum © Courtesy of The National World War II Museum

"The Museum's mission is to tell the important stories of the men and women who served in World War II," Stephen Watson, president and CEO of The National WWII Museum, said in a statement. "We are honored to celebrate Lawrence Brooks, whose life and service are filled with such stories of bravery and determination."

The oldest living World War II veteran turned 110 with a heartwarming birthday party at the National World War II Museum © Gerald Herbert/AP

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