World War II veteran celebrates 98th birthday in Troy

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World War II veteran Josephine Smith just turned 98 years old.

Smith is described as a bundle of enthusiasm and energy, and always the life of the party.

A party was held for her Wednesday on the Terrace at the Van Rensselaer Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Home with family and friends.

County Executive Steve McLaughlin presented a county commendation recognizing Smith for her big day.

Josephine Rea Smith from her military service days