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Our Views: Happy Birthday to the nation’s oldest WWII veteran | Our Views – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-09-15 05:00:00 –

In the early 1940s, few environments were as harsh and difficult as Papua / New Guinea near Australia, but Lawrence Brooks struggled there for his country.

And he’s still alive, celebrating his 112th birthday in New Orleans and paying homage to a country of gratitude.

He served the Army’s predominantly black 91st Engineering Battalion in New Guinea and later in the Philippines. Japanese enemies often entrusted abused Korean workers with construction and reconstruction work.

Damaged buildings, bridges, and airfields were built or repaired by Americans who did important work much faster, so our country had the advantage of being often unappreciated in the war.

Happy birthday, Brooks and much more.



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