Oldest Living WWII Vet Celebrates Another Birthday!


Lawrence Brooks is being celebrated in style for his recent birthday. America’s oldest living World War II veteran turned 112 on September 12th and was treated to a drive-by parade at his New Orleans home, thanks to the National World War II Museum.

Brooks joined the Army at age 31 in 1940 and served in the 91st Engineer Battalion in the Pacific theater of operations till the end of the war in 1945.

The vet was decked out in a Saints jersey and waved to well-wishers from his porch. Brooks also shared some advice for the crowd, telling them to “serve God and be nice to people.”

The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, also gave Brooks a birthday shout out on Twitter. He posted a photo of the two of them, writing, “Mr. Brooks, the entire state of Louisiana thanks you for your service and we all wish you a joyous birthday.”


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