World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

World War II veteran Thomas D. Siefke, who turned 100-years-old on February 1, is honored by Marine Corps color guard members during a birthday party hosted by the Lou Diamond Detachment, Marine Corps League, on Consaul Street. Sergeant Siefke, who fought in the South Pacific, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1938 and his service included being with engineer support units in occupation of Iceland before entry into World War II. When WWII started, he joined the paramarines and then the 27th Marine Regiment, which landed on Iwo Jima in February 1945. He was wounded twice, and has two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star. Siefke went to Navarre Elementary and to Waite High School before enlisting, serving 8½ years in the Marine Corps. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)


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