Frank Levingston, Nation’s Oldest WWII Veteran, Dies at 110

May 04, 2016

Frank Levingston, Nation’s Oldest WWII Veteran, Dies at 110

Frank Livingston, the oldest living man in the United States and the oldest verified surviving American World War II veteran, has died.

He was 110.

He was born in North Carolina, one of seven children. Levingston enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942.

He served as a private during the war in the Allied invasion of Italy which lasted from September 1943 to January 1944.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 1945, he became a union worker specializing in cement finishing.

Levingston never married. On August 16, 2015, he became the oldest recognized living military veteran in United States, following the death of Emma Didlake.

He died Tuesday in Louisiana.

Levingston became the oldest living American man on April 19, 2016 following the death of Felix Simoneaux (born May 24, 1905)

Richard Arvine Overton is now the oldest surviving American World War II veteran.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. - KLFY10

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