Allen Beeson celebrated his 100th birthday with a party in his honor on Aug. 11, 2016, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro.

Larry Skipper and the Ralston family and friends provided bluegrass music.

David Householder, a Vietnam veteran, presented Beeson with United States Army gifts and recognized him as a Purple Heart recipient and a veteran of World War II.

He was was wounded in southern France.

Many of Beeson’s family members and friends, as well as residents and staff from Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab, attended the event.

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