WWII Veteran Henry celebrates 100th birthday

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
World War II Veteran Felton Henry celebrates his 100th birthday at Plaquemine Manor on Thursday afternoon. 
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PLAQUEMINE – Felton Henry, World War II Veteran and resident of Plaquemine Manor, celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday.

"Not many people live to be 100," Plaquemine Manor's Yetive Miles said. "We felt it was a privilege for us to honor him."

Henry served in the Army along the Pacific Front.

WWII Museum volunteer Ronnie Abboub presented Henry with a proclamation from Governor Bobby Jindal.

"Our mission today was to honor and recognize him for his service to our country," Abboub said.

Long-time friend Katie Anderson said Henry is a jack of all trades and wears nothing but the best.

"We call him our Jelly," Anderson said. "The Lord has blessed him to be here 100 years. He had never been to a doctor's office until five years ago. He has a green thumb. You can give him one leaf and in two weeks, flowers are everywhere."