Louis Goodman, a World War I veteran, died on Sept. 16 of cancer. He was 106.
Born in Ukraine, Goodman’s family immigrated to the United States to escape poverty and religious persecution. He became a citizen after he was drafted into the Army to serve as a medic in France during World War I.
When he returned to America, Goodman became a linotype operator for the Philadelphia Ledger. He remained there until the paper folded during World War II, then moved to Atlanta to run a variety store until his retirement in 1967.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, less than 200 World War I veterans are still living.