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Drive-by parade honors World War II veteran on his 100th birthday

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Posted at 11:32 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 08:29:41-04

Watch the report by WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalist Duston Kelley in the video player above.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Family and friends came together Saturday afternoon to celebrate a World War II veteran turning 100 years old.

Donald "Spec" Campen served on a B-17 during the war as part of the 303rd Hell's Angels bomb group that flew missions in the European Theatre.

Cars streamed by in a drive-by parade in honor of Mr. Campen at Echo Lake Park in Glen Allen. The parade featured police and a Henrico fire engine.

“I love you. Happy Birthday,” one well-wisher said.

“I salute you,” another man said.

Thank you for your service and Happy Birthday, Mr. Campen!

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