101-year-old WW II veteran: Luck helped add to long life


101-year-old WW II veteran: Luck helped add to long life

KEVIN PARKS THISWEEKNEWS.COM @KevinParksTW1
Tom Shafer gave a talk a while ago at the Gillie Senior Recreation Center about his experiences during World War II, but he had not gotten that far along when his allotted hour was up.
“So I haven’t told them how I won the war,” Shafer said.
He didn’t get to that part in a recent interview, either, but that is understandable. When Thomas Christopher Shafer looks back at his life, he has a lot of ground to cover.
The Northland resident turned 101 May 26.
Shafer received a certificate of recognition from U.S. Rep. Joyce …

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