Cantonment Man Celebrates 107th Birthday

February 6, 2024

A Cantonment man celebrated his 107th birthday Monday at the Sodalis Senior Living Facility.

Army veteran Duane Brewton was born February 5, 1917. He was married for 78 years and has four children and a multitude of children and grandchildren.

Brewton has told facility staff that the secret to a long life is putting God first and taking care of your health.

He served in Europe during World War II.

Brewton had a big birthday cake and celebrated the momentous occasion with family and friends.

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17 Responses to “Cantonment Man Celebrates 107th Birthday”

  1. Carl and Sylvia Godwim on February 7th, 2024 1:07 pm

    Happy birthday Sir. God has truly Blessed you.

  2. Martin on February 7th, 2024 10:40 am

    This gentleman does not look 107 years old. What an accomplishment and very happy birthday to you sir!!

  3. Bream buster on February 7th, 2024 10:04 am

    Happy birthday God bless you and thank you for your service Sir

  4. John Ingraham Berry on February 6th, 2024 11:14 pm

    What a truly wonderful story and the many people who shared this with you. I would love to know what your genealogy family thinks of your endeavor. Like where did you start, your home life, your other family members.

    Would love to read about it. All our love… John Ingraham Berry, Pensacola, Escambia, and Santa Rosa since early in 1800’s, I think. :)

  5. Joann Brown on February 6th, 2024 4:35 pm

    Happy birthday and many more. Thank you for your Service.

  6. Thos on February 6th, 2024 3:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! God Bless You. Thank you for your service.

  7. Robin on February 6th, 2024 2:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Sir! Thank you for your service!

  8. Beulah Boy on February 6th, 2024 2:04 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME. Thank you for your service and also would love to hear all the stories as I have from other WWII Vets. All very interesting and not in history books.

    By putting God first in your life he has richly rewarded you with long life and many loving kids, grand and great grand children who love and adore you.

    Keep up what you are doing and hope every day is special to you.

  9. Lifendason on February 6th, 2024 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday Bro. Brewton! Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for putting God first in your life. My pray to you is that you live till the Rapture. :)

  10. SF on February 6th, 2024 11:22 am

    Happy blessed birthday

  11. Molino resident on February 6th, 2024 11:22 am

    Amazing. Happy birthday. God has truly blessed you in many ways.

  12. Bill T on February 6th, 2024 10:31 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR : you are a special and amazing person GOD truly has blessed you !!!

  13. willene on February 6th, 2024 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday! What a blessing and putting God First. Thank you for your service.

  14. EMD on February 6th, 2024 9:32 am

    Happy Birthday. You do not look 107. It is so nice to hear of someone putting God first. I hope you have a blessed year. You look great!

  15. Debbie on February 6th, 2024 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday Mr Duane !! What I would give to sit under a shade tree and just listen to Mr Duane tell stories of his life . I can only imagine ! I use to sit with my grand-daddy and just listen , I sure miss him and the stories .if I can give you one piece of advice it would be spend a day or two with your loved one just listening . Again Happy Birthday Mr Duane

  16. JTV on February 6th, 2024 7:29 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  17. Melissa on February 6th, 2024 3:56 am

    Happy Birthday. God bless you and thank you for your service.





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