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110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies

110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the army during World War II to serve his country has died.

Local television station KPLC-TV in Lake Charles reported that Frank Levingston died Tuesday.

Multiple media outlets described him as the country's oldest World War II veteran but that could not be independently confirmed.

Levingston was born Nov. 13, 1905 and grew up in northern Louisiana.

ABC News reported that he enlisted in the army on Oct. 6, 1942, less than a year after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and launched the U.S. into the war raging in Europe and the Pacific.

In December, Levingston was part of a group of veterans who traveled to Washington, D.C., for a ceremony marking the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Ahead of the trip, Levingston was honored at a ceremony.

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