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He’s The Man: 99 Year-Old World War II Veteran Bronze Star Recipient Throws Out First Pitch

June 03, 2016

Charles Roberts, 99, a World War II veteran and bronze star recipient got the chance to throw out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game a few days before Memorial Day.


Charles served as a U.S. Army corporal during World War II and earned himself a Bronze Star for his great service to his country. Here he is at age 99 throwing out a first pitch at a Cardinals game. “That’s something that I never thought I’d be able to do,” he said.

“Nervous, what’s that,” he said. Something a person would expect to hear from a soldier who is a part the greatest generation that ever lived.