A Veteran who served in WWII in 1944, and also survived COVID-19 was surprised with a parade for his 100th birthday on Long Island Wednesday.
Police officer, firefighters and officials drove past the South Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Freeport to honor Walter Reed.
Residents holding signs and emergency vehicles with lights and sirens helped celebrate the centennial milestone for an American hero who fought on the front lines and won in two of America's wars: WWII and the war on the novel coronavirus.
In addition to the broken hip and COVID-19, Walter also dealt with a bout of pneumonia.
"I never been so low in all my life," Walter said. "Loneliness, not being able to remember nothing, your memory just washes away."
Catherine said she's glad the parade helped him get back to his normal self.