WWII Veteran Celebrates 106th Birthday

February 5, 2023

World War II U.S. Army Veteran Duane Brewton celebrated  his 106th birthday Sunday.

A party was held in his honor Friday in Cantonment, where Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Shashaty recognized him for his service.

Brewton is a Purple Heart recipient and was a member of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Division and 38th Regiment in 1944.

Photos: NAS Pensacola for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


16 Responses to “WWII Veteran Celebrates 106th Birthday”

  1. Jim Hammond on February 19th, 2023 4:44 pm

    Congratulations, Mr. Brewton! You are be commended for your service, and for being such a good neighbor to Bellview United Methodist Church all these years! Here’s to many more!

  2. marty on February 16th, 2023 10:21 pm

    happy birthday (you hit the “over”)!

    my granddad was the the army air corp and regaled us with stories of army protocol during WW2. looks like you are doing more than swell and i commend you for choosing the right place to live!

    birthday wishes and thank you for your service, sir.

  3. Terri Sutton on February 15th, 2023 10:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr. Brewton. Here’s to many more!

  4. Bag on February 7th, 2023 10:49 pm

    Happy birthday and god bless!!! Thank you for your service.

  5. Jcellops on February 7th, 2023 7:50 pm

    Great story!

  6. Lisa on February 7th, 2023 5:47 pm

    There’s a reason they call them the Greatest Generation. I hope our current generation can strive to attain to be at least half of what they are. Love and support for him!

  7. Les on February 6th, 2023 11:17 pm

    God bless him!!!

  8. Janice M. LeCocq on February 6th, 2023 8:52 am

    Thank you! My father was there, too. Huge sacrifices made, and I am grateful!

  9. Vicky on February 5th, 2023 1:38 pm

    It’s wonderful to see this God Bless Him

  10. Brad & Patricia Smith on February 5th, 2023 1:38 pm

    Thank you for your service to our great country and your faithfulness to our God. We remember you from church and through the revival. You and your lovely wife were such an inspiration to us. May God continue to bless you.

  11. Bill T on February 5th, 2023 12:09 pm

    You sir are truly a testimonial to America in every way possible !!! Thank you sir for having the privilege to say thank you sir and Happy Birthday!!! You sir are a truly special American!!!

  12. Lifendason on February 5th, 2023 9:53 am

    Thank you sir for serving our country. Happy Birthday! I also pray you have that second birthday of salvation.

  13. Deborah Daugherty on February 5th, 2023 9:21 am

    Thank you for your service.. wonderful story.

  14. RW on February 5th, 2023 8:35 am


  15. B & P on February 5th, 2023 7:16 am

    Thank you for your service and Happy Birthday

  16. Master Mechanic on February 5th, 2023 2:51 am

    Thank you Sir for your Service.
    From an Army Vet to another Army Vet
    Retired 1st Sgt
    J.H. Protsman

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