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FILE – World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks holds a photo of him taken in 1943, as he celebrates his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, on Sept. 12, 2019. Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. — and believed to be the oldest man in the country — died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, ,2022 at the age of 112. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)