Navy honors 102-year-old vet, black pioneer – California News

Navy honors 102-year-old vet, black pioneer – California News

CORONADO, California (AP) — The Navy recognized a 102-year-old World War II veteran Thursday by inaugurating a new barracks in his name, a rare honor for a living recipient.

From his wheelchair, retired Chief Steward Andy Mills waved to the sailors attending the ceremony Thursday at the naval base, in Coronado, California, near San Diego. Mills told reporters softly before the ceremony that he was overjoyed by the honor.


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