"It isn't a selfish thing": 96-year-old WWII Veteran gets vaccinated for COVID-19

Jan 31, 2021 970

BY: Zach Blanchard

A chilly morning in Maine is no match for 96-year-old Carmine Pecorelli's spunk. "It's just another day," he said as he used an old brush to sweep the snow from his car. But this day he is on a mission--one that pales in comparison to those he completed in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Carmine served in the Army, Navy, and Air Force, so he has seen a lot in his lifetime.

He just never thought getting vaccinated in the midst of a pandemic would make the list. "You have to think of your friends, your associates, the people you come in contact with. It isn't a selfish thing," Carmine said. "It's not a selfish thing." After carefully navigating through the streets of Belfast, a town he has grown to call home, Carmine arrived at MaineHealth's vaccination site. 

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SOURCE: https://www.wkyc.com

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