Runners Pause to Honor 95-Year-Old WW II Vet During Race – Video

Runners in an 8-kilometer race in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday stopped to honor a World War II veteran watching the event in uniform, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Joe Bell, 95, was on the street encouraging participants in the race. You can see one or two runners shake his hand and thank him for his service. Then at least half the runners seem to detour toward the vet. The event raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which …

Frank R. Lautenberg: Oldest U.S. Senator, Last World War II Vet

Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died on June 3 at age 89 in New York City, was the oldest sitting member of the Senate by a decade – California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who turns 80 in a few weeks, now takes his place – and the last remaining veteran of World War II. (Here’s a Wikipedia list of U.S. Senators by age). But that’s not the half of it. Lautenberg, the son of a silk-mill laborer, served in the U.S. Army Signal …