Colonie World War II vet turns 100 years old

June 17, 2018 06:16 PM

COLONIE  - A World War II veteran celebrated a big milestone on Sunday.

Colonie resident John McCoy turned 100 years old.

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He grew up in Coxsackie. A big celebration was held for him at the Fuller Road Fire Department in Colonie.

He says he was surprised about turning 100. McCoy says he's thankful for his family and also reflected about his years in the service.

"During the service I was sent to Arkansas, then I ended up in the desert in California with the tanks. Then while I was in California they drafted us into the Amphibians," he said.

McCoy was a Grand Marshal at this year's Albany Memorial Day parade.


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