AS WE END THE WEEK. ALRIGHT DAMON. THANK YOU AT 9:20. WE WANT TO WISH A VYER HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NATION’S OLDEST WAR VETERAN AND NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT LAWRENCE BROOKS. HE TURNS A HUNDRED AND TWEELV TODAY MR. BROOKS SERVED IN THE ARMY DURING WORLD WAR TWO. HE WAS BORN IN 1909 AND NORWOOD, LOUISIANA. BUT MOVED TO NEW ORLEANSN I 1929 BEFORE BEING DRAFTED IN 1940 AND AFTER RETURNING HOME, HE WENT ON TO MARY AND RAISE A FAMILY OF FIVE CHILDREN. HEAS H 13 GRANDCHILDREN AND 22 EAGRT-GRANDCHILDREN AND IN THE WEEK BEFORE HIS 1TH12 BIRTHDAY BROOKS WAS VISITED BY DEPUTY SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WHILE RECEIVING CEAR AT THE NEW ORLEANS VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER HIS MES

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Nation’s oldest WWII veteran celebrates 112th birthday

Lawrence Brooks lives in New Orleans.

The nation’s oldest World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday on Sunday.Lawrence Brooks served in the U.S. Army after being drafted in 1940.He was born in Norwood, Louisiana, in 1909, but moved to New Orleans in 1929, where he has lived since.Brooks returned home from the war, got married and had five children. His family now includes 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.In the week before his birthday, Donald Remy, the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited Brooks at the New Orleans Veterans Medical Center.The WWII veteran gave this advice to others, “serve God and be nice to people.”

The nation’s oldest World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday on Sunday.

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Lawrence Brooks served in the U.S. Army after being drafted in 1940.

He was born in Norwood, Louisiana, in 1909, but moved to New Orleans in 1929, where he has lived since.

Brooks returned home from the war, got married and had five children. His family now includes 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

In the week before his birthday, Donald Remy, the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited Brooks at the New Orleans Veterans Medical Center.

The WWII veteran gave this advice to others, “serve God and be nice to people.”

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