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Drive-by parade celebrates Chesterfield World War II veteran's 100th birthday

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 22:59:44-04

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.

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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