By lex, on April 3rd, 2007
In 1918, a young man from the Ozarks lied about his age – he was only 16 – to enlist in the Navy and “see the world.” He served aboard a battleship, the USS New Hampshire. ** His name was Lloyd Brown, and he was our oldest living naval veteran of the First World War.
He died Thursday at age 105, survived by three daughters.
We are reduced.
“They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”
– Laurence Binyon, from “The Fallen,” 1914
** 07-28-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.