Hundreds honor WWII veteran on his 103rd birthday: ‘I could go another 103′

Jul 18, 2022 407

BY: David Baker and Jordan Gartner

World War II veteran Gino Mei has had birthdays worldwide, but Thursday’s celebration in Arizona may have been one of his favorites. Arizona’s Family reports hundreds of people came out to his street to give the U.S. Army veteran a 103rd birthday celebration he won’t soon forget. They did a drive-by salute to honor him.

“I feel great. I feel like I could go another 103,” Mei said. People from all over the area joined in, including the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, veterans’ groups, police departments and more. Before the parade, he was made an honorary Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse member.

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