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New Orleans remembers life and legacy of oldest WWII veteran

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The life and legacy of America’s oldest WWII veteran was celebrated Saturday in New Orleans.Lawrence Brooks died on Jan. 5 on the age of 112.The National WWII Museum held a service Saturday in his honor. Brooks served within the 91st Engineer Battalion, a predominantly Black unit on the time. The unit’s present commander attended the occasion.”As I look out and see all the proud faces to honor this African-American man’s service, life and legacy, I feel humbled by the progress our nation has made, honored to presently serve in the world’s most diverse force, and hopeful for what comes next,” stated Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan.Brooks is survived by 5 youngsters, 13 grandchildren and 32 nice grandchildren.

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The life and legacy of America’s oldest WWII veteran was celebrated Saturday in New Orleans.

Lawrence Brooks died on Jan. 5 on the age of 112.

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The National WWII Museum held a service Saturday in his honor.

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Brooks served within the 91st Engineer Battalion, a predominantly Black unit on the time. The unit’s present commander attended the occasion.

“As I look out and see all the proud faces to honor this African-American man’s service, life and legacy, I feel humbled by the progress our nation has made, honored to presently serve in the world’s most diverse force, and hopeful for what comes next,” stated Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan.

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Brooks is survived by 5 youngsters, 13 grandchildren and 32 nice grandchildren.

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