"I don't want to stop": 97-year-old veteran still hard at work

Jul 09, 2019 214

When you reach a certain age, just getting down to the driveway can feel like a full day's work. But for 97-year-old Benny Ficeto of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, overcoming those stairs is just the beginning of his workday. Two days a week, he clocks for a four hour shift as a bag boy at the local Stop & Shop. Benny used to be warehouse supervisor for a cosmetics company. He supposedly retired back in the 80s, but he's been doing odd jobs ever since because he says he loves a hard day's work and always has.

He said his first job was shining shoes at around 7. After that, he went to barber school before joining the military. Benny served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a gunner on a B-25 Mitchell bomber, flying mostly over northern Africa and Italy.

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