World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks has died aged 112. Photo: AP Photo
World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks has died aged 112. Photo: AP Photo

Oldest US veteran dies aged 112, survived near-death experiences in WWII

  • Lawrence Brooks, one of 15 children from an African-American family who grew up in the midst of segregation, was described as ‘a gentle spirit that inspired those around him’
  • New Orleans museum celebrated his birthday every year with military honours and jazz bands; the last two years in front of his house due to the pandemic

Topic |   War and conflict
World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks has died aged 112. Photo: AP Photo
World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks has died aged 112. Photo: AP Photo
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