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 Army veteran John A. White, 92, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Army veteran John A. White, 92, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Infantry 86 veteran Robert M. Weber, 88, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Infantry 86 veteran Robert M. Weber, 88, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Marine Corps veteran Keith Alder, 91, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Marine Corps veteran Keith Alder, 91, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Air Force veteran George Golowkn, 88, of Clio, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Air Force veteran George Golowkn, 88, of Clio, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Navy veteran Edward Vanderson, 90, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Navy veteran Edward Vanderson, 90, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Army veteran Vance Gordon, 88, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Army veteran Vance Gordon, 88, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Air Force veteran 1st Lt. Floyd Coffield, 94, of Durand, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Air Force veteran 1st Lt. Floyd Coffield, 94, of Durand, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Army veteran John A. White, 92, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Infantry 86 veteran Robert M. Weber, 88, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Marine Corps veteran Keith Alder, 91, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Air Force veteran George Golowkn, 88, of Clio, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Navy veteran Edward Vanderson, 90, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Army veteran Vance Gordon, 88, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

Air Force veteran 1st Lt. Floyd Coffield, 94, of Durand, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.

 Army veteran John A. White, 92, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Infantry 86 veteran Robert M. Weber, 88, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Marine Corps veteran Keith Alder, 91, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Air Force veteran George Golowkn, 88, of Clio, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Navy veteran Edward Vanderson, 90, of Flint, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Army veteran Vance Gordon, 88, of Fenton, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.
 Air Force veteran 1st Lt. Floyd Coffield, 94, of Durand, poses for a portrait during an event sponsored by MLive Media Group honoring Genesee County World War II veterans on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Flint, Mich. Close to 100 World War II veterans gathered to share their stories, to show off younger versions of themselves through yellowed, fraying photographs and to be recognized for their service.