State Honors Veteran Frank Levingston — Flags at Half Staff
Frank Levingston passed away last Tuesday at the age of 110. Not a lot of people knew Frank and he lived alone here in Lake Charles until he was moved to a nursing home in Bossier. Between his birth in 1906 and his death last week, he saw and helped make a lot of history.
Mr. Levingston proudly served our country in World War II. As a young man, he enlisted in the Army back in October of 1942. He was part of the Allied invasion of Italy. Think of all the history that Mr. Levingston saw over his 110 years.
In his 110 years, he experienced the administrations of 19 presidents. I'd love to know how he felt about the latest presidential race! He was too young to fight but Mr. Levingston also was old enough to at least remember the start of World War I. Now there's a person I wish I could have met and talked to.
When he passed away last week, he was the oldest living World War II veteran and now, he's being honored by the state for his years of service and amazing life. Gov. John Bel Edwards has ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all public buildings until sunset on Tuesday, May, 10.
It was a life worth noting and honoring.