So, this year his family made sure he made up for it with a trip to
Grand Rapids Michigan to enjoy what he loves to do most of all
being on the golf course.
The last time George played golf was on his 100th birthday but this
year he wanted to hit the links and ride along the course.
His family joined him to celebrate the special occasion wearing tshirts with “104” written across them. George will be returning to
his home next week in Clearwater.
The Michigan native was stationed in the Pacific and flew airplanes
for the United States Army Air Forces.
“I signed in the Air Force in April of 1941. I went to school at New
York University Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. I went through
pilot training and spent a total of five years in the Air Force. It was a
tremendous experience but I don’t recommend it…War for
experience,” George told Fox News last year on his 103rd birthday.
‘Stay fit and get an education’
The brave veteran was even tasked with flying gliders over enemy
territories. He recalled flying into Tokyo knowing the war was over
as one of his many great experiences in life as well as going to
school in New York.
“One of my best experiences was going to school in Newark, New
York City. Subways were a nickel. The ferry to Staten Island was the
nickel,” he added.
George, who was married to his wife Hazel for 70 years and had 3
children, credits his long life to dancing, having a good time, and
drinking scotch. His wise words to young people is to stay fit and
get an education.
I hope George has a wonderful time celebrating his milestone
birthday on the golf course with family. Help us wish him many
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