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World’s oldest living WWII veteran, a La. native, turns 112

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Lawrence Brooks, the world's oldest living WWII veteran
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Lawrence Brooks, the world's oldest living WWII veteran(Gov. John Bel Edwards)
Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 4:52 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Happy birthday to Lawrence Brooks, who is now 112 years old.

The New Orleans native is the world’s oldest living World War II veteran.

Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted a picture of him and Brooks on Sunday, Sept. 12, with a special message.

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