WWII veteran celebrates 104th birthday on the golf course – we all wish you a Happy Birthday

Celebrating a birthday is a special moment for anyone, but when you pass the 100 mark, it truly is cause for celebration.

World War II veteran George McInally’s 103rd birthday celebration was a low-key affair last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So this year his family made sure he made it up to him with a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to enjoy what he loves to do most: hit the golf course.

The last time George played golf was on his 100th birthday, but this year he wanted to play golf and walk around the course.

His family joined him in celebrating the special occasion by wearing T-shirts with “104” written on them. George is going back to his house next week in Clearwater.

The Michigan native was stationed in the Pacific and flew aircraft for the United States Army Air Forces.

“I signed up for the Air Force in April 1941. I went to New York University’s Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. I went through pilot training and spent a total of five years in the Air Force. It was a tremendous experience, but I don’t recommend it… The war for the experience,” George told Fox News last year on his 103rd birthday.

‘Stay fit and get an education’
The brave veteran was even given the task of flying gliders over enemy territories. He recalled flying to Tokyo knowing the war was over as one of many great experiences of his in his life, in addition to going to school in New York.

“One of my best experiences was going to school in Newark, New York City. Meters were a penny. The ferry to Staten Island was five cents,” he added.

George, who was married to his wife Hazel for 70 years and had 3 children, attributes his long life to dancing, partying and drinking Scotch. His wise words for young people is to stay fit and get an education.

I hope George has a great time celebrating his birthday on the golf course with his family. Help us wish him lots of happiness by sharing this story.