101-year-old WWII veteran and Brooklynite sings with hospice music therapist

Lawton Corbett is over 100 years old - and used the power of music and singing to help power him through the years.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2022, 2:15 AM

Updated 767 days ago

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Lawton Corbett is 101 years old, and according to those closest to him, has been singing his way through most of his years.
“He loves to sing, you can see it,” said Kevin Corbett, Lawton’s son.
With the help of his children as well as music therapist Charla Burton, the World War II veteran was able to join the Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS) hospice veteran program.
Mr. Corbett even has his Army jacket, canteen, and the cap he wore when he served, which he keeps out while he sings. When asked about how he made it to 2022, this is what he had to say.
“You can’t live every day like your last. You live by conscience.”


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