It is noted that Livingstone was enlisted in the US army on 6 Oct 1942, less than a year after the Japanese attack on pearl Harbor.

"He had a sense of duty to the country, he gave US all that was in his power, it is inspired," he told ABC television nephew of Livingstone.

He noted that over the entire life of his uncle was never married and had no children.

It is noted that although some media called Livingstone the oldest veteran in the United States, independent confirmation of this information.