Lawrence N. Brooks, a Black man who was credited with being the oldest WWII veteran in the U.S., has sadly passed away at the supercentenarian age of 112 years old.

Virginia's own Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown hit the big 1-1-0 on October 4, 2021, making her the first and only supercentenarian to reside in the southern state out of the six in total still living.