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Veteran turns 103 in Scranton

Morris Kashuba turned 103 on Tuesday and spent the afternoon celebrating with friends and staff at Gino Merli Veteran Center in Scranton.

SCRANTON, Pa. — A very special birthday celebration was held Tuesday in Scranton for a 103-year-old World War II veteran.

Morris Kashuba is a resident at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton, and the staff surprised him with a party Tuesday afternoon.

Kashuba served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and earned 3 Bronze Stars.

Pennsylvania's Deputy Adjutant General was on hand to present Kashuba with a special military coin.

The staff at Gino Merli says Kashuba is pretty sharp and enjoys a can of Mountain Dew every day.

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