Middle Haddam Picnic Honors WWII Vets

21 veterans from World War II attended a special event to honor D-Day at Highveld Farm in Middle Haddam on June 1. It was the eighth annual barbecue held by Margaret McCutcheon Faber and her husband Pierre Faber to honor "the greatest generation." (Credit: CT Examiner/Hewitt)

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Charles Alex, age 99, of New Britain, who was the oldest veteran at the picnic, served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. At the end of 1940, he joined the Army as an infantryman in the 43rd division, serving in the Pacific in New Guinea and the Philippines for three years. In 1944 and 1945, he served in Germany and France.
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