WW II veteran celebrates 105th birthday!

WW II veteran celebrates 105th birthday!

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CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - He fought for freedom, dined with intellectuals, and helped America become a superpower. Sunday, World War II veteran Carrol Dick celebrated his 105th birthday and Fox 2 was fortunate enough to be there!

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Carroll Dick won't get tired of the "happy birthday" song -- even though he's heard it 105 times. Mr. Dick or "Super G" as he's called grew up in northern Michigan. He served in the Navy during WW II and even worked on the Manhattan Project.

"I ended up in Los Alamos and worked on a fuse for the atomic bomb," he said.

For more reasons than one, Super G was fortunate enough to rub shoulders with some of the most influential people known to mankind. He tell us he had tea with Albert Einstein, coffee with Oppenheimer and breakfast with Nobel Prize winners. Friends, family  and strangers alike helped him celebrate his 105th birthday. Operation STAT (Standing Tall for American Troops) came up from Cleveland. So, how did this small town guy with enough experiences for five lives become a centenarian? Kids, take note!

"Well I started out on a farm and I drank a lot of milk," he says with a smile. "And I ate a lot of vegetables."

105 years young and that time has not dimmed the light in his eye or blunted his sharp sense of humor. We wish Carrol Dick a happy birthday and many more!

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