Commissioners Celebrate 100th Birthday of World War II Veteran

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On Friday, April 5th, Commissioner Melinda Kane celebrated the birthday of World War II Veteran Anthony P. Simone.

Simone was born in West Berlin in 1924 and served in the Army. During his service, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive on the Western Front and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war.

“Anthony is a remarkable person who displayed served his country during one of the most uncertain times in our nation’s history,” said Commissioner Kane, liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “After his service, he has gone on to live a rich, fulfilling life with his family and has reached a milestone that very few people reach: turning 100 years old. I am honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with Anthony and his loved ones.”

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Anthony had a 45-year career as a skilled body and fender mechanic and has been married to his wife MaryAnn for 73 years.

To view photos from the celebration, click here.