Lawrence Brooks of New Orleans turned 111 this weekend. The National World War II Museum said as part of his many gifts, he received a special serenade, an aerobatics show and a full military flyover.
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He was able to watch it all from his porch. Brooks also received about 10,000 birthday cards thanks to a public campaign.
Brooks was part of a predominately African American battalion during the war.
The museum said his rank was private first class.
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