Monday, May 16, 2016

Oldest U.S. World War II Veteran Dies at Age 110: Frank Levingston

From te May 5, 2016 ABC Action News, WPVI, Philadelphis.

Frank Levingston died at the VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.  he was born in North Carolina in 1905.  On his birthday last year, he went to Washington, D.C. where he visited the World War II Memorial, saw the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns and visited the White House.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942, and was older than some of the commanders he served under.

His job was to keep the vehicles running and he was at the invasion of Italy.

As far as education, he never got past 6th grade, but always talked about the importance of an education.

He was a black man, so he also had to put up with the racism of the segregated army at the time.

--GreGen

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