Gov. orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of WWII veteran who died recently

Gov. orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of WWII veteran who died recently

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has ordered US and Louisiana flags to be flown at half-staff at the Louisiana State Capitol and all public buildings until sunset Tuesday in honor of a World War II veteran who died last week.

Frank Levingston, 110, of Lake Charles, was the oldest living man in the United States and oldest verified American WWII veteran when he died on May 4.

"My wife Donna and I are keeping Frank Levingston's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers," Edwards said in a written release. "Mr. Levingston lived to see the governance of nineteen presidents and both world wars. His wealth of lived experience was a treasure to this state and our great nation. His bravery and service to the United States were honorable, and I am proud to issue this executive order in his memory today."

Levingston enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and fought in Italy during WWII.

Flags across the state will remain at half-staff until sunset to remember him.

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