Wheatley remembers World War II
copyright the Chronicle May 20, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
NEWPORT — At 93, Donald Wheatley has witnessed most of the major events of the twentieth century, and participated in a big one, World War II.
“I’m 93 years young,” he said in an interview Friday. “I say that seriously. I’m only 93.”
His sister is 96 and still drives, and his father’s mind stayed sharp until he died at 106, Mr. Wheatley said.
None of the members of Mr. Wheatley’s Army outfit were casualties of war, but 70 years after the end of World War II, he is the last surviving member of his company.
“They say 1,000 World War II veterans die every day,” he said.…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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