LAKE CHARLES, La. – A 110-year-old World War II veteran is heading to Washington.
A white limousine brought Frank Levingston to VFW Post 2013 on Saturday for a departure ceremony at which the mayor of Lake Charles, about 130 miles east of Baton Rouge, spoke.
The American Press (http://bit.ly/1LWYWBc ) reports that a crowd of community members and veterans attended.
Then the limo took him to the airport for a flight to Washington.
KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1NPWFiM ) that highlights include a Pearl Harbor ceremony at the World War II Memorial and, on Tuesday, a White House tour.
With him are his great-niece Shannon Levingston, and his nephew Joseph Levingston.
Levingston was a private during the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
His birthday was Nov. 13.