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Community holds drive-by birthday party for Clearwater WWII veteran

Pinellas County

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Today John Rinker celebrated a birthday to remember!

The World War II veteran was celebrating his 100th birthday and was surprised with a birthday parade.

Rinker currently lives in an assisted living facility in Clearwater, so the community brought the party to him.

Police officers, firefighters, the American Legion, and more organized a surprise drive-by party — so they could send him well wishes.

From all of us here at News Channel 8, happy birthday John and thank you for your service!

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