WW II vet celebrates 100th birthday in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Healthy living and being active- those are the secrets shared to a long life by World War II veteran Robert Harold who just celebrated his 100th birthday.

Harold was born in Harrisville and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force at the age of 19. He spent most of his time in uniform training other soldiers for combat at an airbase near Myrtle Inlet. Harold never saw combat action, but did serve as a sea/air rescue crew in the South Pacific.

After his service he attended West Virginia University and went on to be a teacher and taught for a short time in Ritchie County.

Harold was also recognized by the Harrison County Commission.