Saints player gifts 108-year-old WII vet Super Bowl tickets

January 25, 2018 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints player Cameron Jordan has gifted a local World War II veteran and Saints fan tickets to the 2018 Super Bowl.

WGNO-TV cites a team Facebook video as showing 108-year-old Lawrence Brooks being presented with the tickets Wednesday while Jordan chatted with the veteran over video.

Jordan says in the video that he’s trying to thank Brooks for everything he’s done, especially his service.

WGNO-TV reports Brooks was born in 1909 and served with the U.S. Army’s predominantly black 91st Engineer Battalion that was stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea during the war.


Information from: WGNO-TV,