Veteran of World War II and Korea celebrates 102nd birthday

Hampden County

Walter Alexander, a proud Marine veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday. His neighbors at the Reserve in East Longmeadow helped the veteran celebrate this milestone event.

Alexander’s been a lifelong resident of Springfield. This former Marine not only served his country during World War II but also during the Korean War.

He shared his feelings with 22News during this very special birthday party.

“These are feelings that are hard to beat,” Alexander told 22News.

The assisted living community’s kitchen staff prepared 102 cupcakes to help Alexander celebrate his 102nd birthday in style.

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