The nation’s oldest World War II veteran enjoyed an exciting time with friends and family as they partied for his 112th birthday on Sunday.
Lawrence Brooks served with the United States Army once he was drafted in 1940. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana, in 1909 but eventually relocated to New Orleans in 1929 where he currently makes his home, WDSU reported.
When he returned from the war, he got married and the couple had five children. Now, his family consists of 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Brooks celebrated his birthday over the weekend at his home in Central City as neighbors gathered to enjoy a drive-by celebration hosted by the National World War II Museum, according to Stars and Stripes.
The museum usually throws a party for Brooks, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festivities were brought to his home for the past two years.