PHOTOS: World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans


Photo of 100-year-old World War II veteran Andy Washington (Coast Guard Eighth District Heartland News).

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A World War II Veteran who served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday in New Orleans.

A parade came through Andy Washington’s neighborhood to celebrate his birthday, and Capt. Michael Paradise of Coast Guard Base New Orleans presented Washington with a Coast Guard flag, according to a USCG news release.

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