Edwards orders flags flown at half-staff to honor WWII vet
BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has ordered U.S. and Louisiana flags to be flown at half-staff at the Louisiana State Capitol and all public buildings in honor of a World War II veteran who died last week.
Frank Levingston, of Lake Charles, was the oldest living man in the U.S. and oldest verified American World War II veterans when he died on May 4. He was 110.
Levingston enlisted in the Army in 1942 and fought in Italy during WWII.
Edwards, in a statement, said Levingston lived to see the governance of 19 presidents and both world wars. He says Levingston's wealth of experience was a "treasure to this state and our great nation."
Flags throughout the state are to remain at half-staff until sundown on Tuesday in his memory.