Community celebrates WWII veteran's 100th birthday

Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 12:00:17-04

A New Mexico World War Two veteran who turned the big 100 had a grand celebration recently.

Ralph Wendorf's friends, neighbors, Sheriff's deputies and fire crews all threw a birthday bash for him.

People held up signs wishing Ralph a happy birthday, took pictures of him and hoisted up American flags to honor the war veteran.

Wendorf even got a special honor from the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department with an honorary deputy commissioning that came with a badge and certificate.

Ralph says he was "awestruck" by the massive celebration in his honor.