Until he died earlier this week at the impressive age of 110, Frank Livingston was both the oldest living man and veteran in the United States.
Livingston was born in North Carolina on Nov. 13, 1905. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, and served as a private during WWII.
Livingston was part of the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
During a birthday celebration last year, Livingston was asked about his service and about how long he may live.
“I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged,” he said in November 2015. “I’ve been through so many dangerous things and I’m still here. I’m thankful to the almighty God for it. That’s all I can say.”
Though he didn’t have a lot of formal education, Livingston shared one of the secrets to living a fulfilling life.
“Be honest. That goes a long ways,” he said.
Amen. May he RIP.