KTBS-TV reports that the veteran, Frank Levingston, died on Tuesday at the VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age 110 years.
At his birthday last year, Levingston, who was born in 1905 in North Carolina, was invited to Washington, where he got to see the World War II memorial, the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the White House.
Born on November 13 of that year, Levingston was the last of seven children with little formal education, before enlisting in the army in 1942. He was said to be older than some of the commanders he served under.
According to reports, he served as a private during the Naples-Foggia Campaign that eventually formed part of the Ally that invaded Italy in 1943, paving the way for the invasion of France in 1944.
His nephew, Joseph, explained his role in the invasion of Italy.
“His job was to keep the vehicles up, in order to get all the supplies to the fighting soldiers on the front lines,” Joseph said.
Although, Levingston, never got past the sixth grade in school, he never stopped talking about the importance of good education, the family said.