America’s oldest living WWII vet Lawrence Brooks celebrates 112th birthday

America’s oldest living WWII vet Lawrence Brooks celebrates 112th birthday


The oldest living World War II veteran has celebrated another trip around the sun — his 112th, to be exact.

Lawrence Brooks was feted Sunday with birthday drive-by at his home in New Orleans, with video showing the bespectacled vet wearing a mask and Saints jersey and waving to the small crowd.

He advised others to “serve God and be nice to people,” according to WDSU.

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Born on Sept. 12, 1909, Brook served in the US Army from 1940 to 1945 as part of the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion. He was stationed in New Guinea followed by the Philippines and rose to the rank of private first class during the war.

Happy birthday Lawrence Brooks! The National WWII Museum in NOLA holding a drive-by bday celebration for him outside of his home. He’s the nation’s oldest veteran … turning 112 years old today!
Thank you for your service, Mr. Brooks 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/cGe0pvzRoJ

— Carmen Chau (@CChauFOX61)

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