Local WW2 veteran receives the French Legion of Honor. He also turns 105!

Local WW2 veteran receives the French Legion of Honor. He also turns 105!

Huntsville is currently home to what is believed to be the oldest veteran in the state of Alabama, WW2 veteran Major Wooten.
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