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  2. Of the 16 million U.S. veterans who served in WWII, about 300,000 are still alive today with Mr. Brooks being the oldest, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Mr. Brooks is the father of five children, 13 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.

    [Here he is as a soldier.](https://i.imgur.com/JG3sKcy.png)

  3. They all deserve the respect, the pension and the health care that’s worthy of a person that go’s into battle.

    That’s just not happening though.

  4. Congratulations to you sir! Thank you.
    You have lived long enough to fight in a war to defeat fascism, and to see it rise again in his own country.

  5. There are so many songs from that era with deep meaning reflective of wartime life. I tell people to find some if they want an enjoyable way to learn about life during the war.

  6. Try to tell this dude in 1939 that a bunch of white girls are going to be dancing in his honor and that they’ll have a military flyover for him

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