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Atlanta VA Health Care System

 

World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th birthday

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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Atlanta VA Medical Center had a early birthday party for one of its eldest Community Living Center resident on July 22.

World War II and Korean War Veteran Edward Longstreet turned 100 on July 28.

Family and friends sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Longstreet as he raised his fist in appreciation before blowing out his three candles.

"I wish for so many things, until I decide I don’t know which I want," he said.

Some friends and family roasted Longstreet at his early birthday celebration. Sixty-one-year-old Eldredge Jackson worked with Longstreet at the medical center several years ago. "Mr. Longstreet’s crews followed him around. We called him the big chicken," Jackson said.

Longstreet, who served 30 years in the Army and retired as a Master Sergeant, has been a Community Living Center resident since January 2009.

Longstreet enjoys table games and parties. He also likes to talk and visit with his fellow residents and go on bus rides.

The Atlanta VA Medical Center had a early birthday party for one of its eldest Community Living Center resident on July 22.

World War II and Korean War Veteran Edward Longstreet turned 100 on July 28.

Family and friends sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Longstreet as he raised his fist in appreciation before blowing out his three candles.

"I wish for so many things, until I decide I don’t know which I want," he said.

Some friends and family roasted Longstreet at his early birthday celebration. Sixty-one-year-old Eldredge Jackson worked with Longstreet at the medical center several years ago. "Mr. Longstreet’s crews followed him around. We called him the big chicken," Jackson said.

Longstreet, who served 30 years in the Army and retired as a Master Sergeant, has been a Community Living Center resident since January 2009.

Longstreet enjoys table games and parties. He also likes to talk and visit with his fellow residents and go on bus rides.

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