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‘Serve God, And Be Nice To People’: Oldest Living U.S. World War II Veteran Turns 111

The oldest living U.S. veteran of World War II turned 111 on Saturday and credited his faith for his life.

Lawrence Brooks, who was born Sept. 12, 1909, in Norwood, Louisiana, served in the U.S. Army as a black man when the armed forces were still segregated. He was a part of the Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion, which was a predominantly black unit that was stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper gave Brooks a shout-out for his birthday on Twitter, writing, “Happy 111th birthday to our oldest living WW2 veteran, Lawrence Brooks. I salute your service and your lifetime of determination.”..............
Romans 12:16-21
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly, do not claim to be wiser than you are.  Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.  If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceable with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.  No, if your enemies are hungry, feed them, if they are thirsty, give them something to drink...Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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