Lysle Chase served in U.S. Navy during WWII. Saturday, friends, family, farmers on tractors, and representatives of several branches of the military gave him a memorable birthday celebration.
"Cars, trucks, automobiles, even tractors came out to Pomfret. Visitors and well-wishers included family, friends, distant relatives and Naval officers who made a point to honor Lysle and his time serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A color guard marched in the parade, and Commander O'Brien presented Lysle with an American flag, as well as a command coin to give thanks for his service. "His generation really saved America and saved the world from a possible future that none of us would want to be in, so, that's why we're here," O'Brien said.”
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