SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. — Dick Schermerhorn mentioned he’s feeling fairly good at 100 years outdated.
The World Conflict II veteran’s household, together with 5 of his kids, 12 grandchildren and 18 nice grandchildren got here collectively from all around the nation for the large day.
“It is nice. The good half about it’s you’ve a household that is prepared to do that for you,” mentioned Dick Schermerhorn.
A few of his army medals and patches have been on full show contained in the celebration, even sand from Normandy Seaside the place he landed through the D-Day invasion sat on a desk.
He mentioned he went on to affix one other fight engineer outfit after the invasion.
“I spent the remainder of the battle going via Germany,” mentioned Schermerhorn.
After the battle, he got here again to the U.S.
He and his spouse, had their first son, Rick earlier than his spouse handed away.
Schermerhorn tells us he got here out to Lehighton, bought remarried and moved to Allentown within the Forties and had extra kids.
“I had 4 ladies and one son,” he mentioned.
All of them, aside from his late daughter all there to have fun hitting three digits.
“We love to only get collectively,” mentioned his daughter Nancy Moats.
“I simply really feel blessed,” mentioned his son David Schermerhorn.
“He is so happy with his household and we’re so happy with him,” mentioned his daughter Jane Eby.
He’s a person they mentioned all the time emphasised giving again and serving to others, who continues to be dwelling massive.
“Very grateful for all the things,” mentioned Dick Schermerhorn.