HIGH POINT, N.C. — One hundred people gathered this afternoon to celebrate a milestone birthday of a High Point veteran. High Point resident Richard Hauser turns 100 years old Tuesday, but Sunday was the community celebration.
FOX8 got the chance to catch up with him as he took in all the attention.
More than a hundred cars wrapped around the block outside First Wesleyan Church in High Point Sunday.
“I appreciate all these people coming out today for my service, for my country, my church, for speech. And the blessing every (single) morning has brought me in my life,” he said.
Hauser, an Army veteran, fought in World War II.
“I was down in Lucian island for two years. They took me out and sent me over to England,” Hauser said.
He survived the largest seaborne invasion in history, D-day.
“I’ve been shot at. I’ve been everything; you name it,