World War II veteran turns 105

World War II veteran turns 105

DAYTON — The Community Living Center at the Dayton VA Medical Center celebrated Lester Applin, a World War II veteran who turned 105 years old today.

Applin was born in Springfield and spent most of his life in Dayton.

Applin joined the the Navy when he was 19 and served at Pearl Harbor.

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He attributes his long life to going to church and fishing.