Oldest World War II veteran gets new roof in New Orleans, thanks to phone call, volunteers
BY KATY RECKDAHL | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
PUBLISHED OCT 3, 2020 AT 3:57 PM | UPDATED OCT 3, 2020 AT 8:56 PM
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When Lawrence Brooks, the country’s oldest-known World War II veteran, turned 111 in September, he received more than 10,000 cards, a salute from a squadron of aircraft and a happy birthday call from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
His daughter, Vanessa Brooks, 60, heard her father’s end of the conversation, as the governor thanked him for his Army service and chatted with him about his big birthday. As the call concluded, it seems, the governor told Mr. Brooks to reach out if he needed anything.
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I don’t know if the Governor did anything or there was publicity that made it happen.
And, I’m very pleased with what happened!