East Texas WWII veteran honored during Black History Month

by Kirby Gibbs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - As part of Black History Month, one Lufkin church wanted to honor a great man who they say deserves it.

Members of the Church of the Living God in Lufkin, recognized the accomplishments of Frank Lively during his service as a World War II soldier.

In 1953, he also served as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Still today, Mr. Lively can recall the many hours he put in, to provide some of the services East Texans enjoy today.

"There was a lot of work such as putting up telephone lines, and building bridges and highways and things like that you know, putting up towers and all those good things. We did that in the Peace Time Army."

Frank at 92 years old said he's deeply moved that the community chose to highlight his accomplishments this year.