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Port St. Lucie World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

A milestone moment on the Treasure Coast.
Posted at 11:54 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 23:55:34-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A milestone moment on the Treasure Coast.

Dozens of friends, family and fellow veterans celebrated a century of life.

World War II and Korean war veteran Ralph Laffler turned 100-years-old.

Ralph's grandson, with the help of the American Legion, made sure it's a moment to remember.

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Ralph's wife is even planning for his 101st birthday.

"He made it, I hope next year we have a big party because he will be 101, because he is very healthy," said Ralph's wife.

The retired Lieutenant colonel and his wife are also enjoying their 24th anniversary.