GLADSTONE, Ore. — A World War II veteran celebrated his 98th birthday Wednesday by visiting an Oregon gym, a ritual he follows three times a week.
Lawrence had three tours of duty in the military, the television station reported.
"I'm so grateful to be alive, in this day, that I was committed to live. The good Lord is good, I just feel like he was with me. I'm so grateful," Lawrence told KATU.
Jeramy Yvarra, who said he has been “gym buddies” with Lawrence for several years, said his friend is an inspiration to others.
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