CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A drive-by parade greeted a Chesterfield World War II veteran who turned 100 years old Saturday.
Adelbert "Del" Baker, who now lives at the Magnolias of Chesterfield retirement community, worked for DuPont for more than 42 years. He is also a former volunteer firefighter and American Legion member.
WWII vet and #Cfield resident Adelbert “Del” Baker celebrated his 100th birthday today! American Legion Post 186, @CFEMSPIO, @CCPDVa & @CCSOVA held a birthday procession this morning at the Magnolias of #Cfield to honor a long life of family & service. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BAKER!! pic.twitter.com/V0oidgOwwe— Chesterfield County (@ChesterfieldVa) June 20, 2020
Chesterfield police, deputies with the sheriff's office, fire crews and American Legion members took part in the "birthday procession" to celebrate a "life of family and service."
"He is a kind individual and is worth ever minute of the celebration he received today," Magnolias of Chesterfield staffers posted on Facebook. "Here's to him being blessed with many more birthdays to come... There is no doubt that this sweet man is loved beyond measures!"
Happy Birthday, Mr. Baker!
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