WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday

Nov 13, 2018 153

BY: Janice Kiaski

At 100, Steubenville native Harry J. “Buff” Buffone distinguishes himself on two fronts. For one thing, he’s among a growing group of centenarians, as more people enjoy longevity and reach the 100-years-old mark. But as a veteran of World War II, he’s in a diminishing circle of men and women, too, as the ranks of those who fought and won the great conflict are dwindling.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, statistics show that fewer than 500,000 of the 6 million Americans who served in World War II are alive today. Buffone marked the milestone birthday on July 26, celebrating at a party held at the assisted living facility in Houston where he lives.

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