On Tuesday, the soon-to-be centenarian received an unexpected honor.
Tri-State Veteran Honored Ahead of Milestone Birthday
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Next --- it's a story you'll only see on 44news---a tri-state veteran will soon be celebrating her milestone birthday.... and 44news reporter megan diventi -- shows us -- today she was honored -- nearly 80 years after she dedicated her life to service.
Nat pop reading birthday card "i think god has blessed me with longevity."
Mildred bruner--- also known as "granny b" --- is one of kind... "i've just been very grateful for the kind of life i've had.... born in smith mills--kentucky--- mildred moved to the river city as a child---where she grew up--- attended central high school---and later deaconess hospitalo school of nursing where she graduated in 19-42.... "i have 3 sisters.
Of the four girls, she chose me to go to nurses training.
So it was really my mothers idea."
A year later---at the age of 22--- mildred joined the army air corp during world war two--- serving as a nurse in mississippi.... "i just felt i needed to dedicate myself to doing something for my country."
This hometown hero---was married to the love of her life for 44 years---and raised a family of her own... but it was on tuesday---the soon to be centenarian--- received an unexpected honor... bucshon nat: "i have an american flag that has been flown over the united states capitol.
It's a brand new american flag."
U-s congressman larry bucshon- making a trip---to meet mildred himself--- nat: "thank you for your service during the war."
Another special day--to add to a century worth of memories... "to tell the truth i can't tell i'm 100.
I just wonder where all those years have gone.
Because i don't feel 100."
Reporting in vanderburgh county-- md--44news.
Mildred's family is asking the tri- state to celebrate with mildred on her big day---by sending her a birthday card... if you would like to do so--- you can find an address on our website