Oldest known living WWII veteran celebrates his 112th birthday

The oldest known living World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday with a socially distanced, drive-by celebration at his home in New Orleans Sunday.

According to a statement from the National WWII Museum, Lawrence Brooks was honored on his birthday, 九月 12, with a Jeep parade, cake, and performances from the Museum’sVictory Bellesas well as other local musicians.
      Brooks served in the predominantly African American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippians during the war, 声明说. He is the father of five children and five stepchildren.
        路易斯安那州政府. John Bel Edwards tweeted a birthday message Sunday thanking Brooks for his service.
          Happy 112th birthday to Mr. Lawrence Brooks, America’s oldest living World War II veteran and a proud Louisianan. 先生. 布鲁克斯, the entire state of Louisiana thanks you for your service and we all wish you a joyous birthday,” Edwards said.
          另外, the City of New Orleans issued an official proclamation recognizing Brooksmilestone birthday, the museum said.