Chippewa Falls World War II Veteran turns 103 years old

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Birthday parties have not been the same in 2020, but Ben Jeziorski’s family and friends worked around the circumstances, to make his 103rd birthday extra special.

Planes flew over Chippewa Manor Residential Living Sunday morning for this World War II army veteran. Jeziorski said multiple times during the drive by parade he had no idea he was this special! His children and grandchildren say they were disappointed they could not celebrate how they normally would, but still wanted to show Jeziorski how amazing he is.

“That was nice I feel pretty honored,” said Jeziorski.

Kristen Dohms, Jeziorski’s granddaughter said, “Turning 103 is such an amazing milestone and not being able to celebrate how we usually do, we just really wanted to help him celebrate really anyway we can. So, what better way than a parade! It was absolutely incredible, and we are just so blessed to have him.”

Jeziorski said he saw so many family members and friends roll through the parade today, he couldn’t ever name them all. From everyone at First News at Nine thank you for your service and happy birthday Ben!

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