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Nation's oldest World War II veteran dies at 110

Published: May. 3, 2016 at 8:53 PM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2016 at 9:36 PM CDT
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LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Frank Levingston, who at 110 years old was the nation's oldest World War II veteran, has died, his family has confirmed.

Mr. Levingston died Tuesday afternoon, his niece said. He lived alone in Lake Charles, La. until April of 2016 when he was moved to a nursing home in Bossier Parish to be closer to family. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Levingston traveled to Washington D.C. in December 2015, where he visited the WWII Memorial. Mobile users, click HERE to see photos of Levingston's trip to D.C.

One of seven children, Levingston was born on Nov. 13, 1905 and grew up in north Louisiana.

"I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," he said in November 2015. "I've been through so many dangerous things and I'm still here. I'm thankful to the almighty God for it. That's all I can say."

Around his birthday last year, good friend Pamela Gobert told a story of Levingston being asked how long he was going to live.

"110," he replied.

At 109 years old, Richard Arvine Overton, of Austin, Texas, is now the oldest living WWII veteran.

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