Lawrence Brooks served in the United States Army as an African-American soldier.
He is the oldest known living American World War II veteran, and he is a supercentenarian from New Orleans, Louisiana. There were 16 million Americans who served in WWII, with 1.2 million of them being African Americans.
Biography And Wikipedia
September 12, 1909
112 Years Old
Norwood, Louisiana, United States
As of 2021, He is 112 years old.
He was born on September 12, 1909, in Norwood, Louisiana, United States.
Leona Brooks is the wife of Lawrence Brooks.
His wife was murdered in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2020, the museum’s “Victory Belles,” a trio of singers who primarily sang songs from the 1940s, performed a flyover of World War II planes over Brooks’ residence.
Mr. Brooks was given the COVID-19 vaccine by a clinic in 2021.
Brooks, who was 31 at the time, was drafted into the army.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion in New Guinea and the Philippines.
From 1941 until 1945, he served in the Pacific Theater. He was promoted to Private First Class.
Lawrence Brooks Celebrates His 112th Birthday
Brooks had five children after his military service and worked as a forklift operator in New Orleans until his retirement.
Brooks’ annual birthday party began in the mid-2010s at the National WWII Museum.
Happy 112th birthday to Mr. Lawrence Brooks, America’s oldest living World War II veteran and a proud Louisianan. Mr. Brooks, the entire state of Louisiana thanks you for your service and we all wish you a joyous birthday. #lagovpic.twitter.com/MYNdrhnpH8
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